Derek Hugger设计的优雅动感雕塑

德里克·哈格最新的动态雕塑Colibri包含400多个精密加工的齿轮、螺钉和美学元素,模仿蜂鸟在飞行中的动作。尽管飞行的动作是明确无误的,但这幅作品与钟表的相似之处要远远多于与鸟类的相似之处。他分享了这件作品:从拍动的翅膀到张开的尾巴,每一个运动元素都被完全机械化了。由于每种机制都与下一种机制相关联,Colibri通过一个简单的曲柄的转动来完成其完整的运动范围。这个项目花了大约700个小时,包含了大约400个部分。

Containing over 400 precisely machined gears, screws, and aesthetic elements, Derek Hugger’s latest kinetic sculpture Colibri mimics the motion of a hummingbird in flight. Though the motions of flying are unmistakable, the piece has much more in common with a clock than a bird. He shares about the piece: Every element of motion has been completely mechanized, from the beating wings to the flaring tail. Intricate systems of linkages and cams bring the sculpture to life with a continuous flow of meticulously timed articulations. As each mechanism has been linked to the next, Colibri cycles through its complete range of motions by the simple turn of a crank. This project took me roughly 700 hours and contains about 400 parts.You can see many more of his moving artworks on his website, and in a refreshingly rare move he also sells detailed instructions of how to make them in his shop. (via The Automata Blog)