Pod Tram Mechanical Theatre
(16”W x 30”H x 8”D) Metal, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Milk Paint
The challenge to this piece was getting the Pod to slowly roll out of its cylinder, and then to cleanly nest back into it. It took lots of mocking up to determine the correct pitch for the truss track, the method for not letting it roll out too quickly, and the techniques used to create the pod and cylinder forms. There is a window cut into the side of the metal cylinder that allows an inside view of the workings. The black counterweight has adjustable flat metal weights to control the Pods descent.