Saturday, July 12, 2014

This weight-driven kinetic sculpture is made almost entirely from wire -- even the escapement!

GJ Pearson created this fascinating kinetic sculpture titled Tiny Grass Is Dreaming. Similar to a weight-driven clock, a crank is turned to raise a weight, which in turn powers an escapement. The escapement allows the power to released in small stages. Also like a clock, the mechanism causes a bell to strike periodically. The wire construction is both impressive and beautiful. This piece took great skill to create, I am sure.

Here is where you can see a full playlist of GJ Pearson's work on YouTube. Here is where you can see more artwork by GJ Pearson.

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