kinetic sculpture. 24"x60". 2007.
Heavily influenced by the sinuous animals of the sea, the simple movement of linked tubes and seductive motion of fabric in the piece encourage the viewers to understand the work as both sculpture and creature. Each individual component is comprised of a series of linked copper tubes ending with a thin slice of sheer red fabric. These 20-25 components are then attached to a gear system controlled by a single motor-- the "brain" of the creature. The dynamic and rhythmic movement of the linkages, resulting in the naturalistic sway of the fabric produces an illusion of a life; shimmering, swaying and forever trying to slither its way off the wall.