Working with Failsworth Library I ran a taster session for the Salvage! project from 3pm till 6pm to create a quick kinetic sculpture using minimum toolkit as quietly as possible in the library itself.

Eight young people joined the session and helped design and start the sculpture but unfortunately most had to leave before we completed the work. They all seemed to be busy with swimming, going out and other activities but said they’d enjoyed what they created and I hope to run more sessions at the library in the future.

Ryan had arrived during the first part of the session but stayed till the end and worked very hard to make sure the sculpture worked and proved a keen and skilled artist. He also helped clear away afterwards – the least fun part of any session so thank you Ryan!

The sculpture – Library Waving Machine – was constructed from:

Old bike wheel, spokes, plastic pipe, bike pedal, car windscreen motor, string, stools, gloves. power supply.

The video below shows the session and completed sculpture.

Salvage! Junk Sculpture Workshop at Failsworth Library a video by arbarus on Flickr.