wind power

charles spreitzer's avatar charles spreitzer

This concept sketch is of an interactive sculpture designed to be ridden by the viewer. The motorcycle will be held in an upright position by a frame bolted to the ground. Positioned in front of the bike is a blower motor capable of creating a 50 mile per hour wind stream. When a viewer sits on the motorcycle they can turn the throttle which activates the blower motor. A strong stream of air blows over the bike and rider creating the impression of motion. At night the motorcycle lights will be on. The gas tank will be empty and the motor disabled for safety. The sketch is an accurate rendering of the finished piece. My feeling is that this is a modern interpretation of the coin operated hobby horse amusement rides. Full sized and more exciting.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 8
  • Medium: mixed
  • Width: 2
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 6