Air Fossil at

Telus Spark Science Museum Calgary

​I imagined a Precambrian fossil come to life, swimming or flying in the canyon-like atrium of the Science Center.  The sculpture weaves organic forms with industrial structures, inspired by the beauty of evolved, growing forms and by the rawness of industrial trusses and pump jacks, reflecting a world in which technology and nature are increasingly intertwined.  The sculpture is a counterweighted mobile, delicately balanced so that it captures small amounts of energy and expends that energy slowly and fluidly.

© 2013 by Ben Trautman, Trautman and Associates, Inc