This is a new public arts project I'm working on with fellow artist Brandon Leffel to submit to the City of Raleigh: Art on City Plaza 2011. I wanted to create an interactive piece that people could not only view but touch and activate.
I came up with the idea of creating three zoetropes but of course, I've never built one. That's where Brandon came in. He built the three you see above.
Next step, painting them. I wanted them to be colorful but not too much cause I didn't want them to look like playground equipment. I think my color choices are just the right amount of fun.
The last step will be to add the animation that makes a zoetrope a zoetrope. I've choose the classic running zonkey. I drew these by hand and then scanned them into PhotoShop to make sure the animation looked decent.
I'm pretty happy with this one. Now I have to figure out how to get the art drawings into the art sculptures...