How does a giant scissor work?
The sculptor behind this scissoring sculpture, a sculptural rendering of the artist’s body, has created a sculpture to represent her own body.
The sculpture was unveiled Saturday in the museum’s Science Museum, which houses the largest collection of human-made objects in the world.
The sculptural work is called “Habits,” and is based on a study done on Japanese scientists who study the effects of chronic stress on the human body.
Her body is scissored with her hands to produce a powerful scissoration, and the sculpture is comprised of five parts.
The first part, a black box, is made up of metal cylinders that are connected with chains that act as a lever.
The second part is made of rubber bands that act like levers.
The third part is a large flat plate, with a plastic band that is attached to it.
The final part, the scissorship, is an elaborate set of gears and rods, all in rubber bands.
The scissors move the whole assembly to create a rotating action, and when the motion is complete, the end result is a piece of sculpture that is sculpturally stunning.
The bronze sculpture was created in collaboration with Japan’s National Institute of Arts and Science.
She is the first Japanese-born woman to be honored in the national museum.