Building off of one of my samples last week, I wanted to continue exploring the movements of the spine and its structure. For this experiment, rather than using a part of the body to move the spines, I played with folding paper and manipulating it with thread and a weight (the binder clip).

For my second experiment, I wanted to explore four bar linkages, in order to bring attention to and emphasize more subtle movements like raising your shoulders.

Using some of the techniques we learned in class, I wanted to create a mechanism that could connect the different sides of the body, and react in an unexpected or fun way. Although it doesn’t work as smoothly as I wanted it to, when one arm is extended, the paper form on the other arm curls up.