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I AM THE WHEEL

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Client: Windy Chien

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Completion date: 2022

Project Team

Artist

Windy Chien

Design, Fabrication

Marcus Guilard

One Hat One Hand

Overview

Meet the I AM THE WHEEL by artist and author Windy Chien. Selected by the San Francisco MOMA to participate in the 2022 Soapbox Derby, Windy partnered with One Hat One Hand on a four-wheeled journey of art and adventure. Windy Chien works at the intersection of function, design, history, and aesthetics to illuminate what is most fascinating about knots: the journey of the line. Her sculpture ranges in size from a knot that can fit in the palm of a child’s hand to majestic, room-sized installations.

Goals

Windy’s design for a knotted rope dome required engineering and fabrication for function and safety as well as a whimsical interpretation of her goals and dreams. Windy’s knotted rope sculptures take the viewer on the journey of the line.

Process

The team at One Hat One Hand, known for the design and fabrication of large-scale art projects, delighted in figuring out this showstopper of a go-cart. Prior to the big race, One Hat One Hand engineered and welded the go-cart and then delivered the dome to Windy to weave her intricate macrame magic in preparation for the big day.