Arthur Ganson

One of my great inspirations and the one who really drove me to make interactive artworks. He is an engineer by training and used his training to create amazing sculptures that use simple mechanics. However, these works of art are entirely hand made, each and every small little detail.

What caught my attention about his art work was how he developed his own tools to create these incredible work, tools such as a gear centering machine and a gear “bending” guide to bend the wires into gears by hand. This drove me for the whole of last year to create “gear” related sculpture, whether in wax casting or in the wood. These project however were not finished.

Nevertheless, he is one example that has shown me how art and the sciences are closer than we think, and it is the arts which gives another layer of depth to the sciences and visa versa.

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