09 June 2010

Spotlight on Arthur Ganson

Mr. Ganson is a mechanical sculptor, or as the Wall Street Journal calls him more plainly, "an artist and engineer." I discovered his work while perusing Dead Man's Bones music videos. (Those boys have turned me on to a lot of cool things... like the theremin). Anyway, check out his walking wishbone for the "Dead Hearts" video below. Further down is his TED talk about kinetic sculpture. His sculptures are unlike other kinetic sculptures I know in that they are more sustained in the reactionary motion... Whereas something as simple as a wind chime stills as soon as the wind dies down and gravity brings the pendulum back to center, Ganson's sculptures seem to have a life of their own.


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