29 Mar 2021 - Jake Sherwood
For the second half of energy I will be focusing on a solar project.
I toyed with a number of ideas but the one the stuck the most was making another sculpture that moved.
The current plan is to make a flower that blooms with the power of the sun… just like in real life lol.
The movement will be controlled when the solar cell has collected enough energy or reaches a certain threshold set to create the movement.
The solar bloom is inspired by works by Anthony Castronovo’s Solar Sculpture and Dan Corson’s Nepenthes Paisleyi. My solar flower will have a leaf with solar cells for power and 5 petals that will spin open once enough power has been absorbed.
Once it reaches a certain minimal power threshold it will close back up and wait for the next charge.
solar bloom sketch
This will be the second flower I have made, here’s the first. That one bloomed by people working together, this one will bloom via the sun. Ideally this one will also be a collaboration with my mom to make glass flower petals.