This mechanical sculpture operates by bending it’s tail under the body, causing the wings to open. The copper and brass were left untreated so the natural patina of touching would color it; here it has just begun.
In this work I engage with the concept of Cycle by revisiting a design from my past and renewing it by reinterpreting it through my current visual vocabulary. I believe this represents a common path for artists, an orbital path. We often travel back through familiar creative territory reengaging with ideas, but it’s never the exact same place. Time has passed, and growth has occurred.