Rodent and Swallow
Rodent and Swallow , 2020, approx: 20x28cm, fabric and electronic sculpture.
Rodent and Swallow is a continuation of NightMare and Animal silhouettes which is why the peices are so small becuase they used the left over scrapes of fabric.
Rodent and Swallow are made in the same way as the Horse in NightMare by hand sewing fabric together inside out and then once sewing the bulk of form together is done the fabric is flipped the right way out.
The inside mechanism is made of a small motor and materials I had found around my house such as some plastic packaging waste and a metal coat hanger.
Movement of the wing will be aysmmetric because the disc move the pivot point of the wing in a circular movment.
String that has been hardened with super glue is used to keep the lower section of the metal wires in place.
The battery for the motor is inside of the Rodent which has a zipper along the bottom to allow the battery to be taken out as well as switch on and off.