Artist “Dissected” Famous Machines of the Past to Create Amazing Suspended Sculptures

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John Peralta is a self-taught artist with an unconventional style of sculpture that incorporates mechanical objects and high-tech materials to create beautiful artworks.

His rendition of exploded diagram (a drawing that shows the order of assembly of various parts), is unique and demonstrates his extraordinary skills and imagination.

In his “Mechanations” series, each part of the machine is suspended using a translucent thread and positioned to form a harmonious work of art. He was inspired to do this technique after seeing an exploded diagram of a bicycle on the back of a magazine. Out of curiosity, he tried to create the same effect using real objects.

“Using only a ruler and simple tools, which I still use today, I developed techniques for suspension which expose the inner workings of these humble mechanical objects. The subjects I choose for the Mechanations series are icons of utility and invention. I also like to think they hold memories that we’ve long forgotten,” according to his website.

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Newest completed piece. Blickensderfer, 2018.

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Dissected Directions

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Stratocaster in gold.

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The inner mechanations of your grand mother’s Singer.

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When writing was a multi-sensory activity.

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Sound in Motion.

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