Saturday, January 31, 2009
I have now completed 4 sculptures for the Creative Kids Museum at the TELUS World of Science, Calgary. Three of them are pictured here - the kinetic tractor that I call "Spirit of the Storm" and two rotating totems, one textures and one with animal tracks that I carved into plastic tubing. The tracks tell a story about encounters of animals at a marsh in Alberta. The yarn tree gives visitors the chance to be part of a growing sculpture by tying on strands of yarn.
These sculptures were contracted by The CKM for the Mindscapes area. It took 6 months of research, design, locating parts and then actual sculpting to bring the sculptures to completion The final sculpture was installed on Jan 30 09. The kinetic tractor is driven by a gear to spin. The totems are in 6 sections and are rotated by hand. The yarn tree is not pictured here yet. The totems were designed collaboratively with staff of the CKM. The kinetic tractor I designed fitting parameters given. I very much appreciated being given this opportunity by the Creative Kids Museum at the TELUS World of Science, Calgary.