Fergus Falls, MN
These kinetic works explore the designs, textures, and movements of the industrial revolution. The gears are created based on the designs of originals from the time period. They are cut from sheets of steel before being layered and welded together in a method that mimics the casting process of the period originals. The raw gears are then distressed to give them a vintage appearance. The finished piece, set in motion by an electric motor and set against a static background of distressed metal accented with vintage hardware and graphics, pays homage to America’s industrial past in an increasingly electronic world.