Sunday, September 20, 2015

A joint to start the ideas off :pivot

The original idea of Underwear was from the beginning to have a joint.  That is the pivot point at the bottom for the work to be effected  by the weather.  I had the idea for this work to be moved by the wind and to have the feeling that it was unstable.  This then became a worry due to the mechanical engineering required and what materials would be used.  I first thought of having a spring, then spring like resistance to and from the armature that would be in the ground, and lastly agreed with my mate Lloyd about using a torsion bar inside the existing steel armature.  This has been a satisfactory outcome as the work is swaying back and forth and of course moves with an airfoil wing reaching into the air nearly 5 meters off the ground. 

Scale is everything. The human scale is everything. and as I look for the next work to begin I can say success is determined by intent and form colliding.  The counterbalance is not only off center away from forward but also off center away side to side, this has the effect of the work pointing toward the ground.  The intent of the wing striking the ground and tip holding up the work was intended to position the sub in an altered state and create new meaning by hanging the fuselage up above the viewers head to underscore Underwear- Underwhere.  Anyone who knows me knows my indifference to politics and word play.  I also have a simple life.  ha  Well maybe neither of those is true, I do go on.

"Underwear" 2015 Recycled shipping pine/hardwood pallets

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