Kinetic Commuting - or not!

For nine long months back in 1974-75 I held a job that included a hectic rush hour commute. That (combined with the fact that I had to wear a necktie) were two of the fundamental pushes behind the creation of Wood That Works. 

Today my commute is a leisurely 500 foot meander along a wooded path to my studio. I regularly race with white tail deer along the way. The commute is especially crowded during the spring when the fawns are still young and spotted. You can understand why I paused for a moment of thanks when I saw the work of kinetic artist Chris Burden entitled Metropolis II. It made me smile.  I'd love to see this sculpture in person.