Aqua Lung

I just discovered these photos of a work I made in mid 2008.

This mechanical sculpture was designed to emulate the movement of a pair of human lungs. An air pump leading to a paper and plastic bag anatomical sculpture was operated by a water fountain system borrowed from traditional Japanese gardens. When the plastic bottle filled to a certain point it would briefly raise and lower the hydraulic pump, as the water cascaded back into the bucket, and the lungs would temporarily 'inhale and exhale'.

Also pictured is an install shot of the work alongside my paper model of Captain Cook's Endeavour.

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