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Juigend sculptuur

2022-12-07 (V. van der Wijk)

Hierbij presenteer ik: De Juicher! Een nieuw kinetisch sculptuur die ik gedurende 2022 in stappen heb ontwikkeld. Rondom Pasen heb ik de eerste schetsen gemaakt, de geometrie en kinematica onderzocht en de bewegingen bestudeerd. Tijdens de zomer heb ik vervolgens enkele modellen gemaakt en nu heb ik net een grote versie van staal afgerond. 

The Cheerer expresses the extreme delight after anxiously waiting for something of great desire to happen. For instance at a match, watching in tension and then.....goal! The model in the first photo shows the spectator sitting down watching in suspense, while the second photo shows the spectator in its ultimate cheering position. 

The model I made of plastic electricity tube, which is strong, lightweight and easy to process.

A two and a half times larger version of steel I made of 40x40mm steel tubes which are shown here with the holes for the axles.

This photo shows the central axle where multiple parts are connected together.

After assembly of the sculpture also a strong base was made. As a special feature of this sculpture, I want it to actually jump up from its base to be briefly free in the air, like a person jumping up and losing contact with the floor.

The sculpture is driven by a rope to pull the sculpture up. I would like to make some improvements such as installing a handle to actuate the sculpture for a better interaction with a spectator and also the jumping up of the sculpture needs to be optimized by experimental testing. A next step is also to make the sculpture of bronze, as large as the model in the first photos.

[A video of the sculpture cheering will be shown here soon.]