Wedding Cake, 6,000 Volts
- Kinetic sculpture
We decided to take the idea of a wedding cake and wedding cake "toppers" to a new, artsy, absurd level and to use the cake as an opportunity to make a collaborative art work. To symbolize our common interest in all things mechanical and electrical, the cake was embedded with a sparking Jacob's Ladder made from a re-used 6,000 Volt neon sign transformer. The cakes rotated on geared, motorized platforms and every time the two dolls' hands would touch, a firey spark would appear between them.