Client: Windy Chien
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Completion date: 2022
One Hat One Hand
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.
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.
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.