For our final project in Kinetic Movement (Art), our goal was to design a piece of art that resembled a natural element in the way it moved. My element was air, and I made a wind turbine. We did this by first creating a blue print of what we wanted our art piece to look like. I include the size, materials I would use, and how it would move. Look below to see a video of my wind turbine in action!
November 4, 2012
Wood, Glue, & Spray Paint
This piece is about embracing my element, Air and incorporating it into kinetic art. I did this by starting out with picking a moving object, I picked a turbine. We then made a blueprint mapping out all of the details of our soon to be piece of art, including measurements, materials, how it will move, etc.
This piece represents both how wind moves, and how a falcon takes flight (my power animal). My object embraces wind in the way it moves and flow, and embraces a falcon in the path it takes.
I made this piece by getting a large stick to hold the wind turbine, I then used wood for the wings with cups on the end of the wood. The cups pick up the wind and get projected forward which makes the turbine spin. I then made final touches like reinforcing the wings and painting it to make it look more ascetically pleasing.
September 25, 2012
Hawks Eye View (10x16x6)
Clay, Cardboard, & Metal
This piece is about my power animal, the hawk and the paths it takes, and what is sees. After identifying my power animal (an animal I relate to), I tried to figure out how it moves, and what it sees while moving. I started of by identifying how hawks move, and what they can see while in the sky. I used the ICHING to find out what my elements were (air & earth) and tried to incorporate these in to my piece by showing aspects like flying and the terrain below. The hawk and I share traits like being defensive, and being very communicative and social with others.
We researched power animals and the one that most identified with me was the hawk. After identifying my power animal I went to the zoo to look at how the hawk moves. After sketching the wings’ movement and how the hawk walks, I made a flip book of a hawk flying to identify it’s movement. Each of the paths I made represents something about the hawk. The first path is how the hawk’s wings flap in the wind and how it glides across the air. The second being how an airplane takes off, flies across the air, and then lands slowly again. The third is a flying suit that closely mimics how birds can fly and glide in the air.
The natural element that identifies with me is earth and air. You can see both of these by noticing that the clay that covers cardboard looks like a birds eye view of a hawk flying over the clouds. The white represents the clouds, the blue is the water, and the green is grass.