Machinst/Artist Spotlight: Dan Grayber

Coming from a formal art background I have developed a respect for people who create for the sake of creation. Their constructions primarily test thoughts and illustrate ideas. Where as machinists take thoughts and make real, some can lead the mechanical into a world of creative play.

…My sculptures are invented only to sustain themselves, functioning as self-resolving problems.  The result is an object that has been invented only to compensate for the complications created by its own existence…

Many of my pieces are small, spring loaded, mechanical objects.  They are intricately designed and fabricated to accomplish one of the most simple, yet most essential tasks that an autonomous object can.  This task, this need, is that of holding itself up…

Dan Grayber

Piece is a counterweight driven mechanism that wedges itself into inside of a cavity (the glass dome in this case), suspending itself.

Piece is a counterweight driven mechanism that wedges itself into inside of a cavity (the glass dome in this case), suspending itself.

For more info: Dan Grayber (via Make)

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