Baldafix Sculpture by John Peralta

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Art Description

Sculpture: Found Objects on Other, Wood.

In 2005, while living in Hong Kong, I came across an exploded diagram of a bicycle on the back of a magazine. I was inspired by its fragile beauty, and imagined a three-dimensional version with a real object. Using only a ruler and simple tools, which I still use today, I developed techniques for suspension which expose the inner workings of these humble mechanical objects.

Like this Baldafix camera from 1950, the subjects I choose for my Mechanations series are icons of utility and invention. I like to think they hold memories that we’ve long forgotten. They’ve watched generations be born, grow up, and die. Recorded every scene, love letter, and document. Each image, word, and note is permanently imprinted on them.




John Peralta

United States


Size: 42.5 W x 36 H x 12 in

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