Inspired by the Japanese gardens at Tatton Park I created a kinetic sculpture depicting the Japanese Crane.
The Japanese or Red Crowned Crane has been on the verge of becoming endangered however because of the work done my sanctuaries across the world the crane is slowly becoming safe.
The piece is a paper and brass kinetic sculpture using traditional automata cams.
This piece was displayed as part of an exhibition at Tatton park, you can find out more about the exhibition here, lucygreenart.wordpress.com
This larger box displays the beginning of the red crowned cranes migration as they set off flying. The decoration is in-keeping with the theme of Japanese garden culture with formed and shaped plant life. I also added in pops of brass to contrast with the matt and the whiteness of the paper.
All three pieces are hand cranked automata sculptures.
Continuing the theme from the framed crane I created another scene depicting a flying crane. For the Tatton exhibition I designed a second box and made fragments that were displayed in a showcase.
The completed piece displays more aspects of Japanese garden culture and also shows the beauty of the crane in a less subtle way that the first box.