The work Jardinet mécanique consists of porcelain flowers made initially from gear shapes. These flowers-like shapes are each mounted on a spring and assembled on a steel plate in a way that suggests that all flowers are interconnected as if they were part of a machine. Each steel plate is also spring- mounted and attached to a long steel structure. A motor with an off-centred shaft is attached under each plate, making the plates vibrate slightly when the motors are on. The motors are triggered at different intervals by a micro-controller. When a motor stops, the off-centred shaft produces a stronger vibration that sometimes causes the porcelain flowers to hit one another and produce a subtle sound.
Porcelain, glaze, steel structure, springs, motors, microcontroller, electronic circuit, 36 x 24 x 24 inches.
Photo credit : Étienne Dionne