Icarus - 2009
"Junkyard" Kinetic Sculpture
video: Alex Potts
I find it interesting that putting a ‘human’ face on a kinetic object instantly
anthropomorphizes the object. Any motion is translated into a human action.
I am inspired by motion - there’s a beauty and freedom in motion that is hard to describe.
A tool doing its work, carving a pattern in the air.
Originally I titled this piece Sisyphicarus,
from the myths of Sysyphus and Icarus, for obvious reasons…
Originally created for a show at FLOAT in Oakland