Portfolio of Possiblities, 2016
In collaboration with Amie McNeel & Sam Stubblefield
In the spring and summer of 2016, Amie McNeel, Mark Zirpel, and Sam Stubblefield transformed MadArt Studio into a laboratory for kinetic sculpture. Experimenting with different materials, they investigated the dynamic relationship between oceanic and celestial themes. The studio became a multisensory and multidisciplinary exploration of buoyancy, gravity, kinetics, vibration, repetition, and scale. Visitors were encouraged to stop by and explore the exhibition during all phases of creation and completion.
McNeel and Zirpel are contemporary, multi-media sculptors who combine traditional processes with new technologies. Their work was augmented by artist Sam Stubblefield, who used movement sensors and live data to create a conversation between the objects, viewers, and the world around them.