open studio: giant transistor with dog in winter landscape / by kelly heaton

This 6 foot tall steel rendering of an NPN transistor is a work-in-progress for a sculpture titled "Colony Collapse Disorder," premiering September 12th at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts as part of my Pollination show.  The snow and dog are irrelevant save for: packed snow was a convenient medium to make the transistor stand upright for the photo and my old dog, Spivey, provides a sense of scale.  For those electronics geeks among you, yes, the NPN transistor is raising its leg to become a diode.  Spivey doesn't raise her leg because she is a girl.