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Orvog by Chris Cole

Orvog
 

Orvog
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Code: 209CCSCL2
Price: $5,000.00
Dimensions: 53"L x 31"H x 18"W Stand height: 32 1/2"
 

 
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Recycled car and bicycled parts (hub caps, hood and side ornaments, wind cogs, cranks, chain, fork), Salvaged metal scraps, and cut steel, electric light and motor. Orvog is an imaginary fish whose fins, head, and tail move back and forth when one switch is turned on.  When a second switch is activated, his mouth open and closes. The stand is a hand made steel table with adjustable legs.


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Chris Cole creates moving creatures and surreal images of avian and aquatic life that are inseparable from the industrialized and mechanical world. Smooth, plant-like shapes are connected with heavy bolts; muscles & tendons, seed-pods and seaweed seem to be screwed to washers and bearings; fins and wings are animated by bicycle chains and motors, melding nature with the mechanized world. Most of his life has been spent in the small towns of the Northwest. Proximity and the abundance of wilderness heavily influenced Chrisís subject matter though he always gravitated toward the abstract. He began painting as a teenager and, uncomfortable in the classroom, has developed his self-taught style of abstract surrealism. As a kid, Chris was fascinated with machinery, especially anything he could take apart and alter or refashion. The attraction was initially based in physics and mechanical potential rather than aesthetics. In the late 1970ís, his family moved to Omaha and Chris started hanging out with kids who tricked-out their bikes- covering them with reflectors or fur, chain steering wheels, etc. This early exposure to the integration of aesthetics with mechanical function had resounding effects on him. Bikes continued to play a predominant roll in Chrisís life Ė he was 12 when he got a job repairing bikes after school and as an adult he went on to spend nearly two decades as a professional bike mechanic. Working on bikes dramatically shaped his understanding of machinery, and became the basis for his kinetic sculptures. Bicycle style drive-trains make his creations move, and his connections in the industry have given him hundreds of pounds of parts to be reclaimed and recycled. Products Info: Item name: Chester Price: $8,000 Size: L 30" H 30" W 36" (Stand height 31") Description: Found objects (hood ornament, wrenches, springs, head-covers, plumbing fixtures), recycled bike parts (cranks, cogs, chain), salvaged metal cut outs, steel hardware, cut steel, & motor.

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