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The Long Road

Andrew Smith's avatar Andrew Smith

ABOUT THIS PROJECT Be a part of making this life size kinetic sculpture come to life!!!  To be installed at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, for ArtPrize 2011! Although, I considered several works for display during ArtPrize 2011, I couldn't help but come back to the "Long Road" series.  I look forward to improving once again on the mechanics of the piece, creating even more fluid motion in bringing the figure to life. Created from various steel and scrap parts, the figure is animated through the movement of sprockets, chains, belts, and rods, all driven by a single motor.  Beyond the assemblage nature of the figure, is the incorporation of unique items into the bicycle, turning it into a one of a kind machine of it's own. The search for interesting objects to incorporate into the piece is always an adventure, as each found item has its own unique history, and story to tell.  All of these items then come together to form a fun whimsical narrative.  This is going to be

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3
  • Medium: Welded Steel Assemblage
  • Width: 8
  • Year created: 0
  • Height: 7