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Alice's Caterpillar
Geared Up

Counter Productive


20”w × 48”h × 20”d


I found the gears used in this sculpture in a large military surplus yard.  They are a very heavy, hardened steel.  It was fun trying to imagine what complex machine or vehicle they once were a part of.   When I found them I immediately had the idea of doing a sculpture using these gears in a way similar to this, placing them in an upward spiral and aligned with one another so that they would rotate smoothly once a motor was added.  Many of my ideas come in this way, while searching through scrap piles of shapes and parts, or old machinery.

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