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Backscratcher

2016

Backscratcher is kinetic piece inspired by my childhood dream of creating a backscratching machine to extend my mother's nightly back scratches indefinitely.  The piece whirs into motion for one second for each day of rain at my boyhood home between the years of 1975 and 1985.

Materials:

Wooden chair, Darth Vader birthday pinata, globe, emergency blanket, pre amp, rocks, string, dowels, fabric, sheet aluminum scraps, vinyl record, record player, guitar strings, guitar picks, aluminum wire, pencils, soil, paintbrush, power strip, arduino board, relay, plastic boxes, hot glue, chewing gum, motor, artificial sinew, plastic mannequin hand, aluminum rod, extension cord, plumbers epoxy, brass BBs, sock, pulleys, ping pong ball, pvc pipe, brass tubing, power adapters, pocket speakers and amplifier guts, electrical wire, plastic gears, flag pole, drywall screws, wifi-connected electrical outlet, wood glue.

Dimensions variable

2016

 

 

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