Take Flight is an interactive sculpture combining both fragility and vigour. Thirty-two sets of rhythmically beating wings mounted on a surface behave as a swarm, influenced both by one another and the curious visitors who may approach them. Take Flight is dynamic, occupying a space somewhere between the natural and the synthetic.
Each set of wings that make up the sculpture is unique, its design generated using a specific algorithm and the delicate filigree pattern giving each pair a distinctive character, creating an intriguing foil to their insistent movements.
You can view a video of Take Flight in action on vimeo: takeflight. If you are interested in including Take Flight in an exhibition, or further commissions, please get in touch using the details below.
A big thank you to Britta Pollmuller, Richard Colson, Keith Watson, Jeremy Gardiner, Jake Durrant, Jason Taylor, Stefan Christou, and especially Sam Greenfield.