Sorry, this post is ON topic.
Scott Weaver's "Rolling through the Bay" kinetic sculpture.
A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if
one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself.
-- Louis L'Amour
I believe that takes a stoner mentality, the total focus of your life
for years at a time. I think I heard him say that the last course he
added took 90-100 hours.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.
Artistic expression doesn't need a good reason... He translated his
passion for something he felt strongly about into something you can see.
If it makes you feel any better, he probably did it more for himself
than for anyone else. Unfortunately, I think, if you remove the "tour
guide" from the work, alot is lost.
Looks like it would have been great fun! From Wikipedia:
Meccano was invented in 1901 in England by Frank Hornby and manufactured
by the British company, Meccano Ltd, between 1908 and 1980. It is now
manufactured in France and China. Currently sold "Erector Sets" are
actually Meccano sets manufactured by Meccano S.N. of France, part of
the Nikko Group of Japan.
Actually, it's been years since I thought of the Meccano set I had.
Metal rods, metal nuts and bolts, not a hint of plastic in sight.
Between my Meccano set and my father's workshop, I credit both with my
liking to fix, build and create things. Between nature versus nurture,
I think nurture won out in my case.
I often wondered what happened to that Meccano set. Hell, I'd probably
play with it today if it was still here.
I hate it when that happens, especially when the client is watching.
I was so mad at myself, I did it a second time in a row once. (not in
front of a client, luckily) Talk about your instant humility.
That's the thing about needs. Sometimes, when you get them met,
you don't need them anymore. -- Michael Patrick King
Why would you be sorry a post is ON topic? It's informatve, it's
interesting, it's enjoyable, it's wood and it's not spamming.
Very interesting Goldberg approach! Was that built as a "from the ground up"
or more an object oriented approach of a working piece at a time" approach?
Either way I see a lot of balancng acts as it reached about the half way
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