The Project

I am going to build a large-scale (15+feet) sculpture. It is going to be like the Trojan Horse… but an origami crane – an even more peaceful symbol than a horse. The crane structure will be made out of wood.. for the geometric outlines and the flat planes will be fabric.

For the fabric planes, I am going to sew white sails with white symbols and quotes embroidered on them- subtly into the fabric. These sails will make the planes/sides of the wings, neck, head, and such and contain messages/symbols of misinformation lies all in a peaceful facade. and be beautiful.

The Trojan Crane will be wired internally with a sound and projection system with lights.  When night time falls, the “trojan” part of the crane will activate and the projection system will project images onto the inside of the fabric. (contradictory or enlightening the hidden violence of the exterior) Attached inside the hollow belly of the wooden crane will be the Trojan oil barrel.

It will be on wheels and have the ability to be de-assembled for transport.

Keep in touch with the project’s progress through The Trojan Blog.

(credit: thank you Andrew Thompson for the CAD drawing of the Crane)