A Kinetic Sculpture Built from over 600 Parts Gracefully Imitates a Swimming Sea Turtle
16 days ago - By Colossal
Carapace is a kinetic sculpture designed by Derek Hugger that mimics the motion of a sea turtle gliding through the ocean. The wooden work is composed of over six hundred parts which allow the creature to elegantly tilt its fins, move its body up and down, and even crane its head as if rising above the water for air. A single crank controls the complex structure of gears and mechanisms which were designed to flow as organically as possible.
“A non-trivial amount of time was spent watching and studying videos of turtles swimming,” explains Hugger. “Getting the motions of Carapace to...
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