It’s about getting that vision across to other people and getting them excited about it.
~Joachim Jensen, monster-model maker for the SteamPig Experiment
via ArtPrize spurs entrepreneurism among artists in the Grand Rapids Press
Description of work: a large three-dimensional multi-media sculpture of a Steam Operated Flying Porcine Craft…the logistics of building ‘Parsifal’ the SteamPig are just as daunting as they were for building Nessie. Think turn-of-the century industrial revolution in modern times… the flying machines of the early 1900s and an animal that shouldn’t fly… An homage to the machinist mentality of the late 1800′s and early 1900′s, the steam engines that propelled the railroad and images from novels by authors Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.
Indeed. Fly your pig (or other porcine conveyance) over to steampig.com to check out the sketches and photos of the build down at the B.O.B. and stay tuned to Absolute Michigan for your ArtPrize 2010 coverage!