Tim Lewis: Pony
Kinetic sculpture fascinates me, not only because I’m intrigued by the way creators manage to piece things together and animate them, but because of the incredible tendency we have to anthropomorphize anything that even remotely emulates human shape or motion.
“Pony” by Tim Lewis is an amazing chimera. I’m sure many people would think it’s “creepy,” but I rather like it. I’d love a ride in its little carriage.
I think that when you first approach a piece of art, and you imagine it and draw it, there’s a sense that it will always remain somewhat in your imagination. Its only when you take the 2D object and re-work it into the physical 3D world that it becomes somewhat more real. It no longer just exists in your eyes and mind, but instead has to react with the floors and walls around it in the physical world. For me, kinetic art highlights the importance of bringing both inventions and imagination into a physical existence.
See it in motion. It’s a mesmerizing and mildly disquieting sight…