|Project by Logan||posted 07-31-2011 06:57 AM||2178 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This summer I went to Boston for a summer program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. I ended up getting really into sculpture, and decided to make this piece my main project. I was inspired to make this kinetic sculpture by Reuben Margolin. I was fascinated and inspired by one of the motorized sculptures that he had made, and wanted to build my own. I first started thinking about how I could simplify and scale down the design.
The offset location of the handle pulls all of the strings on the sculpture at different tensions. When rotated, it makes the dowel rods at the end ripple and droop in a wave-like motion. Depending on which way I feed the strings through the sculpture, It can change the wave motion of the dowels. This is something I’m going to experiment with next time I install it somewhere.
The whole project took about 3 weeks of work every day during and after class in studio time. all of the pieces are made from 3/8th plywood, spray painted and then screwed together. This is one of the first projects that I have done that has worked out absolutely perfectly from the very first steps of designing, all the way through to completion.
Here is a video of the sculpture in action!