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06-17-2004, 10:04 PM
Some times I find the strangest stuff on my studio floor. Tonight there is this gigantic kangaroo standing on a hanged-man’s tree! . And he has fangs
06-17-2004, 11:35 PM
Thanks for making me smile & giggle. I really needed that today. Like the Roo!
06-19-2004, 09:39 AM
Dear Saint B.
I like to provoke. Even smiles and giggles. Actually the roo is a low voltage twin track halogen wall mounted light fixture that I call Mobilight. (I’ve just autodidacted a  new word[s]. Spell check does not like Mobilight, noun, or autodidact as a verb.) The hanged-man’s tree is the wall bracket with a secondary U shaped bracket that holds the bowed pieces or roo. A pivot between the wall bracket and the U allows left to right movement. A perpendicular pivot between the U and the bow allows up and down movement. The “tail end” is attached to the wall and slides from hole to hole on the under belly of the top arch stopping the motion at the desired height. The “fangs” are the stainless steel electrical conductors that are alternately exposed in grooves on the under sides of the telescoping arches or embedded in the second layer of the laminated walnut that acts as insulation i.e. + embedded and – exposed in the middle arch and vise versa in the lower arch. As the two arches telescope out the embedded conductor is bent to come in contact with the exposed conductor at each end or the arch in the space between the two secondary arches. The contact is maintained by two springs fixed at each end, and was a serendipitous design feature. Compact the lowest spring and contact is broken.
A Light Switch is Born. But with all that is it sculpture? Is this the proper forum to discuss my roo?
06-19-2004, 10:29 AM
uh oh----"proper" forum... hmmmmm maybe I should just let that one slide.
on to the roo----I've squinted, defocused my eyes, leaned sideways, tried looking through a prism and a polarizing lense, and I almost saw it....almost.......(sigh)
tomorrow i go to the garden art fair----I said..."I ain't no vendor' no brag, just a personnal failing"...."so If you don't mind, I'll just place the swimmer in the pool, the mermaid in the waterfall, the dancer in the arbor, and spread the rest around the 14 acre gardens and just leave pictures and maps on the provided table as I wander and mingle with the other artists, vendors, and craft people"------and Lisa said (after a lot of heming and hawing) "OK, sure"
I normally avoid "art fairs" as they seem mostly crafts, and I think my works are "bandaged toes"-(Girlandio's comment to michaelangelo)----I make 2 exceptions , well 3......Reiman gardens because of the setting, Newton sculpture festival cause they are all sculptors and only sculptors, and INLA cause I'm the only artist there, it's in the middle of my winter depression, they don't charge me their normal $600 fee, and I get to chat with a lot of old farmers(who always have rebel-as in I refused to honor x,y,or z regulation and lost the farm-- tales to tell).
I'm thinking loveland next year.......
anyway, after that maybe I'll try a mind bender to warp my poor bewildered brain around the roo........or..........................
Bob, I'm intrigued by your diverse tool kit-----
06-19-2004, 11:25 AM
I aint a tooly. I've a little red wagon with a couple of buckets of things according to the metaphor. A blue one for wood with 4 of a set of 5 Craftsman’s chisels, a rubber mallet, a couple of files and a coffee can of broken1/8 inch pane glass. And a red one for metal with a pair of universal knuckle busters, a grinder, and various pieces of bent things for getting into corners where no one knew corners could exist.
Good luck with the fair, and how are the new potatoes comin' along. Try this out:
Four small potatoes per person, do not peal but scrape, (Coffee spoon works well)
Cover with water, bring to a boil, empty water, and repeat
Over low heat parboil with fresh salted butter until tender and crisp
Stuff a tumbler with parsley and fennel leaves and with a pair of scissors chop finely supoudre les pomme de terre avec et voila
06-22-2004, 10:05 PM
quote Rod ...on to the roo----I've squinted, defocused my eyes, leaned sideways, tried looking through a prism and a polarizing lense, and I almost saw it....almost.......(sigh)...end quote
I forgot to rotate the canvas. Try this one.
07-03-2004, 11:29 PM
The Roo Goes to the Wall
In this set of three photos the "roo" is bowing. Almost fully extended, he is rotated to the right at 150 degrees of the 180+degrees possible. The "bow" is calculated for 8 foot ciliengs. The low voltage halogen lamp (the black box) goes from maximum 8 feet to just above the floor at 1 and a half feet.
But is it sculpture?
07-04-2004, 03:34 PM
It's very elegant. And it's practical. You had better get a patent on it before they are selling them at Pier I Imports, Lamps R Us, or wherever, and you're out. It is sculpture if you say it is.
07-09-2004, 09:06 AM
"It is sculpture if you say it is." Joe
Fanked roo gets lit.
'Till the current flowed I'd no idea if the damned thing would work or not It does, EUREKA.
Another “theoretical” idea, Joe, is, is it sculpture or not. If it is sculpture then it falls under the visual artist legislation and as long as there are only 200 numbers the “intellectual property rights “ are protected. N'est pas.
07-09-2004, 11:51 AM
The bottom mount looks like a pivot mount....?
and the top? I couldn't see the mount where the arm connects to the piece mounted to the wall. and......what sort of light?
rod (http://www.artwanted.com/images/large/4318_63939.jpg )
07-09-2004, 12:31 PM
There are "universal" joints at each end that alow left-to-right and up-and-down movements. In an earlier post I described the electrics.
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