Gusset, '15

Fabricated steel, patina, AC motor

3.5' x 4' x 30'

Gusset was shown in a solo exhibition at the Gibbs Street Gallery at Visarts in Rockville, MD in August and Sept, 2015.  Every hour the work would trigger on for two minutes, causing an AC motor to rotate a gear with a piston attachment, allowing a long length of I-beam to slowly see-saw up and down.  The work references contrasts industrial equipment with a more playful whimsy in its interaction.  A 'gusset' originates in sewing and clothing, but also refers to an angled support (usually at 45°) in many types of construction.  I enjoy that duality of meaning in conjunction with the contrasting themes in my work.