Cloud Shaft Mechanical Theatre

(38″W x 36″H x 6″D) Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Apple Tree Branches, Metal (Steel and Lead), Milk Paint

After building High Wire and being successful with the horizontal metal truss, I thought why not turn it vertically and use it as a shaft that forms could be contained in? A pulley at the top of the shaft under the dome raises and lowers the ghost like forms inside the shaft during operation.

I also compounded the gearing on the pull so that it takes twice as long of a stroke to lift the curtain / trees / birds assembly.

The mechanisms are nicely weighted so that when you pull open the curtain it stays in place revealing the small hidden space.