• Year:
    2011
  • Dimensions:
    97" x 60" x 42"
  • Project URL:

Minotaur

This piece is a direct descendent from my earlier “Little Big Man” sculpture.  Both terrible beasts are compelled by the little benign robots within their bellies (aren’t we all?), though this one features some more sophisticated movement in the arms.

A motion sensor starts the little robot working at his machine.  One third of each rotation of the big wheel activates the motors in the monsters arms.  All the while the Minotaurs head nods rhythmically back and forth in his helmet.

Thanks to Josh Miller for these photos.

Materials:

Radio cabinet, meat slicer, vacuum cleaners, bull horns, chair and table parts, motors, LEDs, refrigerator parts, belt wheels, milliamp meter, shoe trees, springs, cable, pulleys, misc aluminum scrap.