HALF DIPPER 2023
Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Electronics, DC motor, Plastics, Silicone, Florescent Bulbs, fasteners
‘HALF DIPPER’ is a new kinetic light sculpture by Michael Candy. The work borrows from a long lineage of international award winning mechatronic installations by the artist (Big Dipper – 2014, Cryptid 2019).
This robotic anomaly draws aesthetically from industrial machinery, robotic engineering, and emergent technology. ‘HALF DIPPER’ is a system in which no component is superfluous and every material intentional, presenting its workings as honestly as possible.
The installation creates a slow hypnotic wave of light as it articulates the 14 fluorescent bulbs around a central helix. This immersive display of light and movement is effortlessly calm as it silently sways to an invisible breeze.