2-Pin & Grinder
Custom-Designed Kinetic Sculpture
“2-Pin & Grinder” was my first commission, created for Rick Shean and Lee-Ann Zanelli. Rick, a gifted and passionate Intern Architect, and I studied at Carleton University and later worked together for Christopher Simmonds Architect. Rick & Lee-Anne were building their Hintonburg home at the time and Rick offered me a carte blanche commission to do a “painting”. I was given a site on the kitchen/living /dining room wall (about 9’ high by 16’ long) and decided to create a kinetic sculpture. The artwork was conceived as a dynamic installation; one which I hoped would take literal cues from the uses in the space. The piece proper is about 12’ long. The canvas is a 24’ long mylar belt stretched between two rolling pins; by cranking a reconfigured meat-grinder, the belt turns, revealing a series of events/experiences.
Photo Credits: Peter Fritz