We live in a world abundant with material objects that are in a constant state of motion. Since childhood, I have always been interested in moving objects such as toys and foldable chairs. I also became interested in the shape, design and contours of moving objects. As my interest in this subject increased, I realized the pleasure and enjoyment that people would gain to see moving objects having artistic and functional components to enhance the shape, contours and motion of those objects. In an effort to enhance and “bring to life” the sense of touch regarding these objects and enhance their visual stimulation, I concentrated on developing and sharpening that juxtaposition in my art work. The concept of art work with moving parts became most enjoyable in the process of developing and diversifying art with actual physical objects. The intention of the movements has been to provide both visual stimulation and tactile satisfaction while operating the parts, thereby enjoying my metal work. That enjoyment and touch developed into the theme of my art work and that process became a resource of my art work, artistic creativity and practical ingenuity.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Art metal-work--Technique; Art metal-work--Themes, motives; Metal sculpture--Technique; Metal sculpture--Themes, motives; Motion in art
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Caballero-Perez, Juan Carlos
Min, Jun Suk, "Movements for enjoyment" (2008). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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