2017 has been a busy year for us at Creative Machines. Wings Over Water won Best Art Installation in Houston Press’s Best of Houston 2017 issue. MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, for whom we built the endless array of interactive exhibits, won Best Museum + Best Family Fun Spot for 2017 for the Santa Barbara Independent’s Best of Santa Barbara issue, among other recognitions. These projects wouldn’t be successful without the support of the communities that continuously engage with our work, and for that we thank you. This blog post highlights all of the hard work put into our pieces over the past year in each department: Sculpture/Public Art, Ball Machines & Interactive Exhibits!
This year we installed more public artwork than any other year! Here are some projects we put out into the world over the last 12 months.
Look back at Latent Energy blog updates: Prototype, Fabrication Begins, Fabrication Continues, Fabrication Continues #2, Shipping, Installation, Completed.
This year the Ball Machine fabrication team has been working hard restoring older sculptures, building new ball machines, and installing finished pieces. Check out some of the things they have been up to below!
Check out the entire Din Don restoration, which spanned 2016/2017, outlined in the following blog posts: Restoration Begins, Restoration Update, Re-Installation In Kobe, Japan, Install Complete!
Check out our blog posts with more photos and details all about the making of Incrediball Journey through Stanford Campus: Fabrication Begins, Fabrication Update, Installation & Complete.
Our exhibits team was the primary fabricator for the interactive exhibits found in the mega-popular MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation located in Santa Barbara, California. The museum had its grand opening earlier this year and as of July, had attracted over 100,000 visitors! The museum has been continuously recognized for its innovative structure and STEAM based learning atmosphere. Check out some of our favorite moments from MOXI’s opening earlier this year.
Check out all MOXI related blog posts here: Fabrication of MOXI, Exhibits Testing with Kids!, MOXI Updates, Shipping, Fabrication Updates, Installation at MOXI, MOXI Grand Opening. For MORE photos and info on each specific exhibit at MOXI, be sure to visit our main Exhibits page to find the section for each exhibit.