Icarus - 2009

"Junkyard" Kinetic Sculpture


video: Alex Potts

 

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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

 

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