Equus Pegasus Machinamentum (peggy)

Ryan Gregoryry's avatar Ryan Gregoryry

“Equus Pegasus Machinamentum” is an interactive kinetic sculpture of a rearing winged horse inspired by the Greek myth of Pegasus. Designed with a love for mechanical engineering and pressing the limits of recycled materials. This piece features a combination of reclaimed steel pipe from a demolished Flint auto factory, wood furniture, bicycle parts and other found objects from the city of Flint, Michigan. These materials combined create an 11ft rearing horse structure with a 15ft articulating wingspan. The piece is interactive from a modified stationary bicycle. participants are invited to control kinetic movements of the piece through a series of mechanical motions with ropes and pulleys as well as switchboard that controls lighting and electrical elements of the piece. This eleven ­foot rearing Pegasus with wings stretching wide symbolizes a breaking free of the confines of perceived limits of the resources we have available.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 15ft
  • Medium: Recycled Wood, Steel & Bicycle parts
  • Width: 15ft
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 13ft