MICHAEL FAIRFAX

PUBLIC ARTIST, SCULPTOR, DESIGNER

                     
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BALLAD OF THE PADDLED ORE
                     
 

BALLAD OF THE PADDLE ORE

A private commission for I-Park Connecticut, created in September 2014, This wind blown sound making sculpture has buried inside the wooden framework a full size Piano soundboard and strings, A 20ft high pendulum is blown in the wind and at its base are a series of plumb bobs and fishing weights that strum against the strings producing eerie sounds. The sculpture is also lit from the inside and at night takes on a wholly new persona.

https://vimeo.com/107466139

 
                     
                     
                     
         
Michael Fairfax 2014