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Pete Beeman

         


Date:
2006

Dimensions:
sculpture 4' deep, 12' wide, 22' high
bike 3' deep, 5' wide, 3' high
solar tower 3' deep, 5' wide, 3' high

Materials:
Powder-coated aluminum & steel
stainless steel
solar panel
electronics
mechanics

Spalanzani's Generator
This kinetic sculpture is driven by renewable energy in a way that talks about alternative energy sources. Energy from the solar panel drives the yellow sculptural arms through an unusual cycle, while visitors can generate energy on the bike to drive the blue arms through a similar cycle. Commissioned by and designed in conjunction with the North Carolina Zoo.

Fabrication:
Pete Beeman
Ben Jensen

Invaluable:
Calbag Metals
Warren Rosenfeld
Greg Will at Calbag
Starbuck at Calbag
John Adcock
Will Pickering
Louie at the NC Zoo

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