Oddballs

These are pieces I make that don’t fit into any particular category…

 

Whirly Bird

A fun little piece I made for the Whirlagig Show at the You/Me Gallery in Hamilton. The fan makes both of the blades turn. A fun little piece I made for the Whirlagig Show at the You/Me Gallery in Hamilton. The cage has a nest with an unhatched robin’s egg in it. The fan makes both of the blades turn.

 

 

 

Three Trees

sculpture, wall hanging, lathe, plaster, window

This is a piece made from home reno scrap someone had discarded on their front lawn. Made all the way back in 1988 – so maybe it should be in with “Other Work” but it’s a one-off so I think it belongs here. It’s roughly 5 feet square. The image is inspired by a Rembrandt etching of three trees on a hill. I tried to conjure up that strange light that envelopes a landscape when a storm is approaching.

 

 

Lost in Translation: The Rope Trick

lead-lined box, nuclear explosion,

Lost in Translation: The Rope Trick.

This is my miniature recreation of the early atomic tests- complete with a lead lined box. The scientists would build a tower and detonate a small nuclear device to study the results in detail. An ultra high speed camera had been developed and was capable of capturing the first few milliseconds of the event. The plasma ball grew exponentially and engulfed and consumed everything around it. Looking at the photos they noticed that the plasma crept down the tower support wires faster than it grew in the air.  It was dubbed  ” the rope trick” effect.

 

 

Night Light

This is a 66 inch long copper grounding rod with a long vertical “core of the earth” landscape painted on galvanized tin with tar & oil paint, mounted on the copper rod with copper rivets and tubing.  The image at the top is a lightning strike at night.

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