Smith-Corona typewriter parts, Polaroid 340 camera parts, wood, plastic
17.25 x 12.75 x 6 inches
The blue Smith-Corona Coronet Super 10 typewriter that I picked up at a swap meet contained a small plastic container of correction tape. I pried the container open and out fell a correction tape containing the words “chicken dish.” That discovery led to this kinetic automata sculpture that also contains parts from a Polaroid 340 land camera from the same era as the typewriter. Turning the crank spins a set of three internal gears that were cut from plastic. Through various openings, you can view spinning collages and assemblages that piece together memories of these found objects.
2018 May | Escondido, CA | Refresh: Past, Present, Future Juried Exhibition, Escondido Municipal Gallery