Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Welcome to the Core Show

My friend Ian Henderson is part of the Penland Core Fellowship, which is kind of like a full-time work-study program. Each fall, the core fellows have a show of work they made during the year (always a highlight, you should come next year). Ian spent I-have-no-idea-how-long making this crazy machine for this year's show, and my co-worker Wes made this video (because a still picture doesn't really tell you much in this case). The only function of this piece is to provoke wonder, which it does quite well. It's made from steel wire, with porcelain gears, and it's powered by an electric fan.

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