Have you managed to see Science World‘s Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys display? We went last weekend and WOW, we were ever impressed. In typical Science World form, the exhibit appealed to all age groups. Our 2 & 4 year olds raced around pushing buttons to activate the displays; their father and I wandered around in awe of the creations.
Science World describes the display as “fashioned from the stuff of farm auctions and scrap yards”. The creator, Steve Gerberich, is an Iowa-born artist who has “an uncanny ability to notice extraordinary things in common objects. Looking at a teapot, Gerberich sees a face, ready for the addition of eyes devised of nuts and bold, and ears made out of faucet handles. In his hands, the hood of a bright red lawn tractor becomes the body of a razor-jawed sea creature with two beaming light-bulb eyes”.
Be prepared to be mesmerized by the suitcase-created Canada geese flying across the sky, and the multi-piece band leap into performance. By pushing buttons or cranking wheels, visitors to the Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys display will be delighted to see the sculptures spring into surprising motion.
We had a blast and could have happily stayed there all day….too bad about those nap-things!