Look closely at the kinetic sculpture and you will recognize things that in your house have residence in the kitchen. Eureka artist Duane Flatmo used them creatively for the joy of the crowd gathered as usual on the Arcata Plaza to watch the start of the Kinetic Grand Champioship the Saturday before Memorial Day. (Note: for the name of the sculpture, I followed the artist's words in the caption to this photo on his Facebook page).
Race aficionados have come to expect fireworks (figuratively and literally) from Flatmo. This recent article shows some of his drawings that have become actual sculptures.
A number of the kinetic sculptures competing this year were food-inspired. Among those, the one above stood out, in my opinion, not only for its colors, but also for the craftsmanship.
The race spans the three days of the long weekend and covers various terrains, from asphalt to sand, from water to mud. You can read more about the Kinetic Grand Champioship (formerly known as the Kinetic Sculpture Race) here and about Hobart Brown, its creator, here.
This is my contribution to edition #85 of Black and White Wednesday - A Culinary Photography Event created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook, now organized by Cinzia of Cindystar, and hosted this week by Priya of The Humpty Dumpty Kitchen.
The photos were shot in color and then converted to sepia (Lightroom preset Sepia Tone).
This post contains the gallery of images submitted to the event.
On this page, you can find out who is hosting the current and future editions of the event.
These remind me of Art Cars. I am trying to remember what I read or heard on NPR about an author and her father's obsession with kinetic sculptures. Had to pin the snapdragon!
Posted by: Debra | May 28, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Glad you liked it, Debra. I can assure you that up close and personal it is pretty impressive.
Posted by: Simona Carini | May 28, 2013 at 11:37 PM
LOL! I love this! Wonderful shots for B&W Wednesday!
Posted by: Paz | May 29, 2013 at 07:55 PM
Glad you like them, Paz. It's a really cool event.
Posted by: Simona Carini | June 02, 2013 at 09:23 PM