Umbrella > Horse

Umbrella>Horse was commissioned by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass for their exhibit ‘Trash Menagerie’ in 2009.  Using the ‘natural’ kinetic potential of discarded umbrellas, the result is a hand-cranked projector. The kinetic horse shadow-puppet is made entirely from the metal tines from cheap throw-away compact umbrellas collected from the streets of New York City after a heavy rain.

 Media: perforated steel, mechanics, sensors, umbrella tines, umbrella fabric. Completed 2009