if you read the title. blinked and then read it once again. you were right on track.
it’s exactly what seattle based artist casey curran had in mind when he went ahead and brought this to life. you don’t really see what you are supposed to but you hear it all around you. you feel it’s presence. the sounds of a rainforest, the insect sounds, the gurgling of water, the croaking frogs – through the parable of gravity, casey takes you into an alternative natural world.
this kinetic sculpture or should we call it an art installation cause it’s size just makes it say it out loud reaches up to 8 feet in height. as you go into it you see an aluminium centrepiece modeled after the 951 gaspra. all around it are smaller kinetic gardens that are hand constructed and assembled from laser cut polyester drawing paper.
what’s interesting is that casey has named the asteroid ‘anchor of janus’ after the roman god of passageways, transitions, beginnings and endings.
casey says, “the reference to janus recognizes the dual nature of human progress, with all of the positive and negative implications it carries.”
here are a few photographs of the parable of gravity. if you love casey’s work as much as we did, hop on over to his website that has references of all his work. you can even follow him on his instagram handle or on vimeo.