Elliot Gaskin

Kinetic Toys and Mechanical Objects

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Kinetic Toys and Mechanical Objects

Crafthaus Online Exhibition Curated by: Elliot Gaskin

Website: http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/kinetictoysandmechanicalobjects/
Location: Online
Members: 37
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2012

Alex Sanson
Title: Astrum Major
Materials: Steel, bearings, paint
2 x 1.1 x 1.1m

Shingo Furukawa
Title: Untitled
Materials: Steel, brass, eggshell, feather, found objects/materials
9 ½ x 16 x 9 ½in
Turning of the crank makes the egg rolls and the feather slowly strokes the egg.

Shingo Furukawa
Title: Untitled
Materials: Steel, brass, balloon, feather, found objects/materials
14 x 16 x 9in
The crank operates the piston which inflates the balloon. The inflation of the balloon first engages the gear that operates the feather that strokes the balloon, and then second engages another mechanism that extends the needle that eventually pops the balloon.

Shingo Furukawa Title: No Love No Rub

Sung-Yeoul Lee
Title: Penetration I (Wearable Device)
Materials: Poly rope, resin, sterling silver, brass, acrylic, heat shrink tube,
aluminum, powder coating
9 x 6 x 2 1/2in

Sung-Yeoul Lee Title: Penetration II (Wearable Device)
Materials: Poly rope, resin, sterling silver, brass, acrylic, heat shrink tube, aluminum, powder coating
12 x 2 x 3in

Gary Schott Title: No - No, brooch
Materials: aluminum, brass, wood, paint, steel pin stem
approximately 6 x 5 x 2.5cm

Gary Schott Title: Polite Clapper, brooch
Materials: Aluminum, brass, doll hands, steel pin stem
approximately 6 x 5 x 2.5cm

Gary Schott
Title: Eskimo Kisser #2
Materials: Steel, brass, patina, paint, needle-felted wool

Corey Ackelmire
Title: Vibrating Face Scrubber Study #2
Materials: Face scrubber, toothbrushes, sterling silver, nickel
7 x 1.5 x 3in

Corey Ackelmire
Title: Vibrating Face Scrubber Study #3
Materials: Face scrubber, silver, toothbrushes
4 x 1.5 x 2.5in

Nathan Dube
Title: S.P.E.E.D.
Materials: Silver, nickel, brass, spring, paper
6.5 x 15 x 23cm

Renee Zettle-Sterling
Title: Device for Contemplation #1
Materials: Silver, glass
4 x 10 ¼ x 1 ¼in

Renee Zettle-Sterling
Title: Artifact from Self-Making #20
Materials: Found objects, silver
2 ¾ x 6 ¾ x 2 ¾in

Miel-Margarita Paredes Title: Running Bunny Toy
Materials: Pewter, copper, brass
13 x 7 x 28in

Carolyn Tillie
Title: The Alchemist's Laboratory, Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae
Materials: Sterling silver, handmade paper; fabricated
8 x 5 x 5cm

Jessica Tolbert
Title: The Act of Turning
Materials: Copper, brass, steel, glass Petri dish, latex
16 x 9 x 7in

Lauren Pineda
Title: Kinetic City Scene, Ring
Materials: Sterling Silver, 24k Gold leaf (Kumboo)
7/8 x 4 x 1 1/2in

Andy Cooperman
Title: “Ringtisserie” (“Rotissering”)
Materials: Sterling, 14k rose gold, 18k, copper, plastic “rubber” chicken. Fabricated. Chicken 3/4”w

Rachel Timmins Title: I Love You, Mr. Potato!
Materials: Copper, brass, plastic, maple wood, sterling silver, 14k gold powder,
20k gold leaf, merino wool, muslin, thread
11 x 12 x 9in



About the curator:

My name is Elliot Gaskin. I have a BFA in sculpture and jewelry from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California. The jewelry, installations and sculptures I create focus on the simplest parts of old machinery and kinetic objects. Fishing poles, cranes, and pulley systems are my inspiration. I try to create work that challenges the viewer’s perception of modern day mechanical objects. With attention to detail and craft, I create mechanical objects with simple functions, basic parts, and contemporary designs.

Elliot Gaskin
Title: Tagua Nut Ring
Materials: Tagua nut, deer antler, sterling silver, acorn, silk string, gold leaf
6 x 3 x 1 ½in







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Comment by Michael Berger on October 21, 2010 at 6:31pm
Another work - truely worth to look at: Korean metalsmith Dukno Yoon

Comment by Michael Berger on July 31, 2010 at 6:31am
to all enthusiasts of kinetic sculptures:
Yesterday I have been into cinema to see Jean-Pierre Jeunets (Delicatessen, Amélie and more) new Film - "micmacs" . I love the poetic and anachronistic imagery of his films and this time the kinetic sculptures from Gilbert Peyre (FR) are worth looking for itself. A really must see for all of us ! :) Here a french video about Peyres work:



Découvrez Les automates de Gilbert Peyre en vedette dans Micmacs à tire-larigot de Jeunet sur Culturebox !
Comment by Brigitte Martin on April 24, 2010 at 6:58am
You guys might appreciate the little video I posted about 19th Century French "Electric Jewelry":

http://crafthaus.ning.com/video/french-electric-jewelry-19th
Comment by Thea Clark on April 19, 2010 at 8:41pm
Thank you for bringing these fantastic, fanciful creations together where they relate to each other like members of a lost tribe.
Comment by marcus marguillier on April 15, 2010 at 12:48pm
This is all so amazing.
Every time I come back I have fun.
Poetic, amusing, stunning.
Comment by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on April 5, 2010 at 11:13am
FANTASTIC!
Comment by Stevie B. on April 3, 2010 at 10:40pm
Each one brought a huge smile to my face.

Now I want to make some!
Comment by Renee Zettle-Sterling on April 3, 2010 at 12:13pm
Elliot,
You did an amazing job!! The show looks great and so inspiring.
Comment by L. Sue Szabo on April 2, 2010 at 1:16pm
wow, this is so cool. i make kinetic jewelry but this takes it to a whole other level.
Comment by Francesca Vitali on April 2, 2010 at 12:20pm
This is genius crazy and crazy genius!!!
 

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"Michael, we want to invite you to send images of your outdoor furniture, your Comfy-rondack is perfect for this show. The show will be online here at…"
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"Greg, consider sending Eam bench, Connect chair, EAM Bike Rack for our online show here at Crafthaus. http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/a-midsummer-day-s-dream"
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