Saturday, July 25, 2009

I think this is AMAZING!

This piece is in the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY. It is called Feral Fount (1996) by Gregory Barsamian (American, born 1953); made from Steel, Urethane Foam, Acrylic Paint, Motor, and Strobe Light.

Feral Fount is made up of a series of 97 small sculptures. These sculptures act the same way drawings work in a flip book or frames of an animated movie. Thanks to the use of a strobe light the sculptures appear to be moving and transforming from a faucet that drips, water drops then turn into bombs, the bombs pass through hands, then into a paper airplane, and landing in an exploding dishpan.

I love it!

...and you should go see it, my little video doesn't do it justice.

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