I realised that I’ve not shown you my moving sculpture on the blog.
This little stone & wire Cockatoo flaps its wings when you turn the handle and slides out a gift card for you.
The two rocks come from the Dandenong Ranges, the stick from Mornington beach and from there, I’ve cut out some feathers out of old maps and built the mechanism with wooden spools, rods, the handle of a vintage hand mixer and sewing elastics.
Let’s see it in action at a market, it has delighted big and little children:
Next July, The Map Game will have the honour to be part of the iconic Finders Keepers in Melbourne.
It’s a very exciting experience to be part of the festival of makers and designers from around Australia!
So I’ve started to work on a display for the Games and an automaton for the visitors. Tinkering with old mechanisms, crank handle, wood, rocks and wire, I’m surfing through the days with joy. (Well, and stress too!)
I will post more about my progress and ‘behind the scene’ pictures on Instagram in the next few weeks. Please come along!