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wood, steel, electronic components, eggshells
This piece consists of four separate solar circuits that store energy and trigger motors in an arrhythmic sequence which is regulated both by the amount of light in the room and by variances in the individual circuits. The spasmodic movement of the motors causes pairs of empty eggshell halves to tap against one another, producing a surprisingly amplified sound. The contrast between the expected fragility and evident strength of these symbolic elements leaves the viewer with both surprise and uncertainty. The eggshells reference the seed of life directly, while at the same time alluding to the seed of life on this planet, the sun, and the balance between fragility and strength in our seemingly permanent world. Placed in an environment with variable lighting, the changing frequency of the percussion becomes an audible reminder of the often overlooked and ever changing energy that surrounds us.
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