As I Wander Through a Primeval Valley (2019)
I was traveling through a deep jungle of Borneo island where I encountered networks of complex cave systems. The caves are absolutely massive in size but without a trace of light in most parts. Acoustics also plays a role in totally scrambling one's spatial sense. Then, a sudden ray of light way up from an opening throws a visible spectrum revealing a Karst cave's intricate, sculptural formation. I was belittled by the presence of
What's the point of making art pieces when nothing that I make is lesser than what is already there to be discovered?
NEMA17 stepper motors, A4988 stepper motor drivers, Arduino Nano, Custom PCB, CNC milled wooden and aluminum parts, 3d printed gears, DMX controlled light projector,
Mechanically generated sound
Gigantic entrance of a Karst cave
It was hard to get a sense of scale. It seems much smaller in photo.
Sections of circular rack
3d printed Nylon gears
Bearing mounts (DLP printed)
Pinion and bearing assembled
Snugly sits on top of the frame
Slotted 2x4 frame