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sept 04 2007


In continuation of last years’ ideas and tinkerings I still have a fascination with interactivity and works that the viewer is very much a part of. For my first piece I will be making a vending machine out of a recycled gumball machine that the view can deposit a quarter into and a capsule will come out with one my pieces in it. The piece in the capsule will be a handmade piece of artwork, individual and unique….



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sept 11 2007


i plan to put my art vender, i still need a name for it so dont make fun of me, in a couple different locations over the span of this semester. i would like to put it at some different shows to get some exposure of the piece. i still have no idea what i want to put in capsules or where to get the capsules.



i have the base globe made


nothing to put in the globe


i found the inner parts online to make my own vender to have a 1 and a half inch whole, because i found capsules to fit that size




sept. 18th


today i made alot of progress on my piece. i have decided to make the base different. i cut out the important machanical parts and put them into a new base. its now sleeker and i think im going to make it into more of a rocket ship shape. i have also found capsules that fit into it. they are gel capsules used for pills, they are empty so i can fill them  and the right size. this week i am going to fiber glass the base and smooth it all out. then im going to paint it, i cant decide if i want it to be blue or red, any other ideas?



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first globe, which broke                                                                                     new base, with cut out                                                                                 side view of new base






to be continued.....



Class Feedback:

Ian: I don't know how practical or possible this would be, but seeing you say "recycled gumball machine" made me think of a maching that you put old chewed gum into to recieve a quarter. Not that I know how you would make a mechanism for accepting already chewed gum (you would have to be fairly honor system) but the phrase "recycled gumball machine" really appeals to me.

Andrew: by "recycled gumball machine" i just ment a machine that i found, not one that i made, but i am looking in to buying parts to make my own

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