Umbrella Sculpture

 

In the Form Change/Transformation theme the artist wants to study different ways of creating works of art that, in the broadest sense, change their form, colour or medium.

‘Umbrella Sculpture’ is the visualisation of a concept, the 3D-animation of an idea. The artist might decide to make it an installation at a later date.

An umbrella is a good example of a changing shape. It changes mechanically from a closed and folded form to an open and convex one. In this sculpture the umbrellas are programmed to open and close automatically at various slow speeds. Because of the difference in speed the umbrellas do not open and close simutaneously, consequently resulting in more varied artwork.