Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wooden machine that mimics grass in the wind

This kinetic sculpture, built by David Bynoe, is meant to look like a field of wheat blowing in the wind. It consists of 40 wooden poles, each about 6 foot high, that are connected up via a system of ropes to a pair of large motorized cams. The two cam turns at slightly different speeds, so it takes about 14 minutes for the machine to complete a full cycle. It's a lovely effect that shows how complicated it can be to reproduce organic motion and the beauty found in nature.

This kinetic sculpture is at the Truck Gallery in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.The show runs from June 3rd-30th 2011.

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