open studio: building the throat chakra / by kelly heaton

The Beekeeper is a large sculptural work-in-progress, to be exhibited as part of Pollination in September 2015.  It is comprised of seven or eight chakras.  Here, I am building the throat chakra out of brass.  In the center (4th image) is a low RPM / high-torque motor that turns the throat, pineal and heart chakras.  The pineal and heart chakras are not shown in these images, but will be featured in later posts.