Erin chose an amazing sculpture that really needs to be seen in action to be appreciated. I would so love to see it in person...but it might put me in a trance! Breaking Wave is an anamorphic kinetic sculpture created for Biogen-Idec's new headquarters in Cambridge, MA. The sculpture was created by Plebian Design and Hypersonic.
When viewing this sculpture, it appears random and chaotic unless you happen to be standing in one of two hidden spots where the patterns are revealed...
Seriously, do yourself a favor and watch this short video of the piece in motion... you won't be sorry!
I ended up deciding to play with the idea of the gears that make the whole mechanism work and come to life so I picked out some Vintaj natural brass blanks in gear shapes. I chose to go for an asymmetrical design this time using two different gear shapes. I added textures to each gear after punching some holes in the blanks and then domed them.
To keep things from being too monochromatic and boring, I mixed sterling components in with the brass and brown glass. I also added a thin layer of silver paint onto the gears and then sealed with Renaissance Wax.
It was honestly great fun to just sit down at my work table and play with these. I think they are super cute and funky... hopefully my customers agree! Worse case scenario, I guess I could always make another set and then match them up.
This is a blog hop. You can check out what everyone else was inspired to make over on the Earrings Everyday blog HERE.