One of the things that I’ve always wanted to construct is kinetic signage. People love to turn cranks and see stuff move. It’s fun and very satisfying. And signage is a perfect fit. Turn a crank, see something move, and associate a strong sense of enjoyment with the brand on the sign. What better way to start than with our own company!
A Moveable Feast got featured on KCET’s program Socal Connected.
The ~5 min feature aired on May 14, 2014 and it was quite an honor to have my art highlighted. It was great to meet the fun host, Nic Cha Kim, and see how the show is put together. Everyone at KCET was easy going and enjoyable to work with. I’m absolutely tickled pink that they selected me to be featured on their season opener.
For those that are finding this blog from that site: Yes, A Moveable Feast IS for rent. I’ve brought it to weddings, parties, festivals, and just a small dinner party. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more!
Bob Potts has alerted me that he’s installing his art at the M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva Switzerland. I’m sure it’s not easy to haul a bunch of delicate art pieces around the world. The M.A.D. Gallery included some great photos and a fantastic interview. Check it out!
Bob Potts has just put out another fantastic video of his amazing art. Here is two of his pieces from 2012 and 2013: “Ascension” and “Synchronous Cycle”.
I can watch this stuff on repeat for hours.
Keep it up, Bob!
A friend came across a project known as a Flame Speaker. The similarities to a Rubens Tube resonated with me and I was immediately intrigued. Some of the best information we could find about it where documented in a 1960s Popular Electronics magazine. Apparently hobbyists were making these things in their basements around the country, but for some reason the popularity waned and we were having trouble finding many modern implementations. I suppose it’s just a parlor trick anyway.
Well, we did a little brainstorming and came across a fun art project for the magical process. But first we needed to hit the lab and see if we can make something actually work. After a few iterations of testing, we arrived at this version:
Don’t worry, I’ll have more information about what our setup looked like before too long.