Ode to Joan
New Women and Children’s Hospital. Sunshine 2019
Pneumatic kinetic sculpture.
Aluminium, steel, paint,
composite, pneumatic mechanisms, control valve bank, program logic controller.
Ode to Joan is was designed to engage children and adults as they wait in the hospital reception. The work uses compressed air to animate the wings of the butterflies to open and close the flowers.
The sculptures kinetic movements are conceived as a soundless symphony, a mechanical wonder that celebrates natures cycles of renewal and growth.