Martin Taylor and the Chromaforms Art Collective
On display Nov. 9–18
Re-Cyclone is a 20-foot-tall, 10-foot-diameter, rotating sculpture made from 5,000 upcycled plastic water bottles arranged in the shape of a tornado. Animated light illuminates Re-Cyclone when participants rotate the sculpture with a hand-wheel at the base. LEDs mounted in the mouth of each bottle are wired to a computer control system that reads the movement of the sculpture and causes the LEDs to react. Re-Cyclone embraces a sustainable message, designed to inspire people to use their creativity to address pressing environmental challenges that threaten our oceans and waterways.
Martin Taylor received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. Before his current focus as a designer and artist for Chromaforms Art Collective, Taylor was a prototype engineer for Apple Inc., where he developed new speaker designs for the Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad and HomePod. His sculptures and installations have been displayed at Burning Man (Nevada), Toronto Light Art Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando, Lightning in a Bottle (California) and The Hole Gallery in New York City. He is the recipient of two Burning Man Arts Grants, including one for Re-Cyclone, which debuted at Burning Man 2018.