… at least I think the title is “Mechanism”. For some long-forgotten reason I’ve titled all my abstract sculptures with names that start with the letter “M”. Unfortunately records of those titles are sparse – I lost a lot of “stuff” during our 2007 and 2015 moves ( three moves = one fire )… and at 65 my short-term memory leaves something to be desired.
Up until about a week ago this is what it looked like.
My original concept six years ago was to create a comment on ambiguous technology – something that looks like it could have a function, but a function that isn’t readily identifiable. We’ve kept a running tally of interpretations and so far there’s been a 50/50 split between “gun” and “train” – though my mother-in-law insists it looks like a bomb.
The barrel-like extension on the right was never meant to literally be a gun-barrel but rather a way to allow the sculpt to control space with a minimum “effort”…then when we were surveying the front room pursuant to hanging more work I noticed that the “barrel” was starting to droop. The only positive aspect of that development seemed to be providing grist for middle-school humor so I did some trimming week before last.