Poetry in Motion is a playful ball machine sculpture with an animal-theme inspired by a series of seven poems. Inspired by poets from Matsuo Basho to Ogden Nash, the sculptures makes the poems come to life. The machine includes fun devices such as an orange Hammer Bell, yellow Pin Board, red Loop-the-Loop, and swirling Helices. It also has three Randomizing Pendulums with painted images of a fish, turtle, and bright red cardinal. Balls hop down a series of green Wood Block Frogs, slink through a Snake Kinky Tube, and are grabbed by the mouth of a Nodding Dragon and dropped onto a track below. The colorful animals pop against the white track and blue background.

7' x 2' x 7'

Comer's Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL