Mechanical Universe, Part I: The Pastoral

Rudi Punzo and Mary Sherman
Italy and USA respectively

Oil paint on wood, aluminum (steel brackets), motors, solar panels, wire, electronics
Dimensions can be varied; each individual 'box': 7.25"x25"x16"

Each 'box' is a collage of highly textured paint and polished aluminum.
At the push of a button, the doors open at staggered intervals, revealing a host of musical 'cyber insects,' before slamming close. The individual 'boxes' also can be re-configured to respond to the architecture of the space in which the piece is exhibited. The idea is to create an up-dated, modular version of the 17th century Italian pastoral by way of the 21st century.