A couple of friends of mine were getting married, and they asked me to participate in one of my favorite ways: by making them some custom art! The challenge they offered was to build a machine which would accomplish the traditional Jewish breaking of the wine glass. The couple are amazingly creative, and I wanted to build something that could fit their personality. I was given carte blanche and potentially a lot of rope to hang myself. Inspired by plans for a home-made forging tool I saw, I decided to implement a linear hammer mechanism and drop a big heavy metal foot down onto the glass. I had to figure out a way to power the mechanism, but I was pretty sure it needed to be hand powered. Continue reading “Mazel-bot 2000”
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!