Like lace the shape of the saw a dynamic perforated outline offering pure aesthetic from the original historic design functionality.
There must be so many stories in these shapes.
This is physically manifested geometric technology which now gives itself with all past baggage to the present construction.
Car chassis suspension gifting a curve to the movement composition, facilitating the back and forward motion of the twin saws.
All is aged ancient rusted and profoundly repurposed.
These curve lines sit on a pivot of beautifully aged steel found by the river Lee navigation below a railway bridge, perforated with equally ancient holes repurposed to frame the motion.
The colour red was found on a wooden pallet used through out the process of development and is here placed as an intermediary between the pivot and the time-aged marine plywood base.
what drives this notion which has at its periphery a stick striking downwards through an assemblage of ancient saws through twin triumph suspension springs is a simple rotating cam.
Mechanical historic reference to the principle place of the cam in the articulation of
automata and industrial machinery, here the cam has as the intermediary a machined nylon sleeve over a machined brass shaft then in relationship with the circular motion of a victorian manual shop cash register metal drum to brass spur gear to brass worm gear to modern steel gear train to DC 12W motor to programmed motor controller.
This cut away mahogany casement sits on an ancient plywood base.
The mechanism of the new technology continues to drive and articulate the old.