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Winter Work 2017

FEBRUARY 10, 2017
Winter Work The neighbors are beginning to complain about the thick and voluminous white smoke that is spewing out of our side chimney at the factory. They also have reported strange noises and odd lights coming from the shops side windows in the wee hours of the morning. My only reply has been that I am simply doing what the voices tell me to do nothing more.
1857 the First Trans Atlantic Cable The telegraph was first developed by Samuel F. B. Morse, an artist-turned-inventor who conceived of the idea of the electric telegraph in 1832. President James Buchanan and Queen Victoria exchanged formal introductory On August 16 and complimentary messages. Unfortunately, the cable proved weak and the current insufficient and by the beginning of September had ceased functioning.
Caught this one off Midland Beach on the full moon high tide. {What a fight} I find it rather good on these winter mornings to simply walk along the cold and quiet beach to relax and get way from the shop. Working with metal and dealing with Da Vinci is rather intense. So the quite walks along the oceans edge are excellent ways to relax and simply ponder. But much to my surprise now even the driftwood is beginning to talk to me, and this fish said make me! Make me! What can I do the voices always lead the way.
The Mechanized Fish Wood and steel a rather hard catch Caught stranded on the frozen beaches edge
The Da Vinci Flyer # 8 “The Follett Flyer” 1476 This is outside the Da Vinci workshop in Florence Italy taken during his very intense period of investigation of mechanical flight. Da Vinci was very much engaged in the physical construction of quarter scaled actual mechanical flying concept designs. He would often hang them outside his shop so as to harden and dry in the warm afternoon sun .He was experimenting with various glues and resin fasteners looking for both lightness and strength. The town’s folk were very much enamored with these strange creations but they were not sure if they were art or science or possibly demonic. Some simply thought that Da Vinci was loosening his mind when in fact he was expanding it almost daily.
Detroit Steel It all began when this paten was submitted October 7 1919; the world's first mass-produced tractor the Fordson, production begins in Dearborn Michigan. The first genuine Ford tractor, called the Fordson tractor (because a misleading Ford brand not related to Henry Ford was squatting on the Ford name at the time), was a tremendous success in North America and Europe from 1917 to 1928. Ford of the U.S. left the tractor business in 1928. Ford Ltd of Britain continued to thrive with the Fordson from 1928 onward. Some British Fordsons were imported to the U.S. during the following decade.
Marie Antoinette] French: born Maria Antonia November 1755 – 16 October 1793), was the last Queen of France This Flying machine is said to have been one of Marias most favored pieces “Le Flotilla de La Dreams”. She loved both stories of adventure as well as stories of the far and distant seas. This sculpture for her seemed to encapsulate the best of both those worlds. The gondola of the balloon reminded her of all the great great sailing ships of her time. She was very much enamored with the entire series of “Flights of Fantasy” sculptures by the then local artist and sculptor Sir Christopher Le Spollen the first of Le Rouge Paris.
The home of Leonardo da Vinci 1516 – 1519 France In the autumn of 1516, Leonardo da Vinci arrived at the Château du Clos Lucé, his only known residence. Aged 64, he undertook his final journey, coming from Italy to settle in France. From Rome, he brought the entirety of his notebooks and sketches. The French King simply adored Da Vinci and his work This is a Chris Spollen enterpatation sculpture of an inspired Da Vinci Flying Machine concept piece. From Mr. Spollen’s new series “Flights of Fantasy”
Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system This was a fully adjustable static eclectic handgun prototype 1936 A prototype for the us army that never went into production
Beach Imaginations Drawing upon a not to distant past to create and make sculptures of new and strange images .A time of fun and wonder that is simply to hard to forget, as well as visually to rich not to remember. The beache a place of endless wonder and shear joy and adventure. All the videos are here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDRzKBVlAESTPK7drO68yuQ