I designed and fabricated these mobile room dividers to subdivide a large studio room at CalArts. One of the challenges of the space was that natural light only came in through one window in a corner of the room, so it was important that a sense of “lightness” was preserved. The panels are made […]
Here’s video of the Kiehl’s sample dispenser detailed in photographs below.
I was commissioned in May by Sub Rosa to create a memorable machine to dispense samples of Kiehl’s skincare products for their flagship store in New York, as part of their 160th anniversary retrospective. I created five machines out of steel and brass. Here are some photos of them installed in the store.
Speed is controlled by a mercury switch. There are also magnetic reed switches which turn the LED’s on and off. Additionally there is a hand-cut ratchet at the top, which causes a hammer to strike the bell every third revolution.
what it says on the tin.
The frame of this is galvanized “plumber’s tape”, wire hangers and paperclips. The skin is handsewn leather, with rooster feathers. When it was built, it walked forward, but for some reason, after the skin was fitted it only walked backwards. I’m not really sure why. Its eyes are made out of christmas tree lights.
Here’s a little mobile I built as a gift to a friend’s newborn son, to hang over his crib (I’m not sure if the parents ever decided to put it there, though. Maybe a wise decision). The little rods hanging below the apparatus have little rare-earth magnets embedded in the ends, and magnets with the […]
Here’s an old video from a show I had in 2006 at the Jonathan Shorr Gallery in Soho, NYC. It’s got a lot of work in action, as well as stupid soundbites from me.
the control mechanism is made of differently sized pulleys, rotating at slightly different rates, and tripping a switch with every revolution. Each switch activates a solenoid, which drives a hammer against a pyrex pot lid, or a length of aluminum tubing. Because the timing of each actuator is slightly different from one another, the hammer […]
Robozoic is a collection of simple automatic creatures, which ambulate across a surface with the aid of solenoids. They have a very rudimentary system that activates the solenoids, which consists of a rotating cylinder with pins stuck in it. As the cylinder rotates, the pins trip switches to turn the solenoids off and on (essentially […]