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Pete Beeman

         


Date:

2010

Dimensions:
2' deep, 11' wide, 22' high

Materials:
Powder-coated aluminum & steel
stainless steel
plated steel
mechanics

Iris
Based on an iris valve, or camera shutter, this sculpture consists of two layers of overlapping blades that expand and contract in opposite directions when the crank is turned. The crank also drives a generator, lighting the center of the Iris at night. Commissioned by TriMet in Portland, OR for the Civic Drive light rail stop in Gresham, OR.

Fabrication:
Pete Beeman
Todd Littlehales
Tom James
Allegra Shum

Engineering:
Pete Beeman
Grummel Engineering

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