• Chris Cole

  • Olive

  • Reclaimed Materials/Bicycle Parts
  • 30 " x 48 " x 24 "
  • "Olive" is a motorized (kinetic) fishlike creature that turns its head from side to side, moves its fins and antennae, and swishes her tail back and forth. Her eyes are made from motorcycle taillights and light up and she has is a small electric light in her abdomen. through areas that are cut away, you can see her inner workings.

    Olive is made with bicycle chain, bicycle cogs, bicycle hubs, bicycle dropouts, a bicycle derailleur, motorcycle turn signals, motorcycle timing chain, lawnmower engine head cover, vintage chromed brass surgical tools, hand cut and formed steel, laser cut steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, 1/50 hp 9.4 rpm motor, AC and DC lights, and enamel paint. Olive’s motor is positioned horizontally. This geared motor is then geared a second and third time through the use of bicycle chain and cogs to create varying speeds and movements.

    Including the base, she is 45in x 22in x 28in.



  • $22,000