Pool Ball Machine


Pool Ball Machine
2007
steel, film reel winding machine, sprockets, chain, fire screen, wind chimes, ping-pong balls, bicycle brake cable

I built this piece to augment an installation at Google. It accompanied my mechanical puzzle prototype to demonstrate my aesthetic intentions for a finished version of the prototype. This was the first thing I made from steel and I had no clue what I was doing. I cut everything with a hack saw because I new nothing of proper metal tools. The repetitive stress gave me tennis elbow! The sculpture is so poppy that I hated it almost before it was complete. Though, I was quite pleased with the elevator mechanism.