Zombish Kinetic Sculpture, People’s Choice Award 2009
We just won the People’s Choice Award at the Kensington Sculpture Derby with this Amish/Harry Potter inspired beast carriage! The bike has functionality for four riders and one puppeteer. It can carry 7 or so folks when utilizing the “trunk”. The piece is made from over 7 re-cycled bicycle frames, 4 of which were used to create two side by side tandem bicycles with linked steering. The puppeteer, seated in the center controls the legs and wings of the horse by pedaling from their seat and pulling wires just like a marionettes. We have recently shown it at Moore College of Art and Design Philadelphia. To see a video of the kinetic sculpture in action click on this link. The project was a collaboration between artists Colleen Rudolf, Humankind Design and myself.