Friday, 13 January 2017
When I visited there was a travelling exhibition of kinetic animal sculptures: Beastly Machines by Derbyshire-based artist Johnny White.
Made in metal, and using recycled junk, they were all quite wry and funny, commenting on current affairs or making a play on words. Many of them had buttons to press to set the pieces in motion. One even had an exercise bike so that you could power the movement by pedalling hard!
The top one is called frog cycle and had a frog pedalling a bike, whose wheel spokes were tadpoles at various stages of development. Clever.
Then there was a motorcycling thrush...
The flying pig, for some reason, reminds me of Richard Branson!
And the Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a boat that was not only pea-green but apparently made of large peas.