'Making' Trash Into Art

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 4:48am

Two weeks ago, we featured a video of Dale Dougherty, publisher of MAKE magazine, talking about how we are all "makers." Well, this video shows almost exactly what Dougherty — and we — were talking about there.

Reuben Margolin creates kinetic sculptures, which are a form of artwork he builds using found materials, such as cardboard tubes and scrap metal. He does all of the planning himself, creating constantly-moving pieces that mimic phenomena found in the real world, like sine waves. If you're not into the art, that's fine — at least you can appreciate the highly-technical mechanical engineering involved in making the piece work.

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