Diverse by Richard Thomas
Size: The sculpture is 16" x 24" x 32"
Tribal Affiliation: Chickasaw
Inspired by a salvaged Victrola, a walnut mechanical turntable mounted vertically on a oak carved pedestal base. The top is “head dress” with right and left wing of Pelican feathers laced with pheasant spirit feathers. The center dial is a small cain arrow with a flint point and turkey feathers. There are eight Indication words that are aligned around the face resembling a clock. At the top handle where it says Indian Time you grab with your left hand and turn the crank with your right hand. One rotation for every five years of your age. The flint arrow will stop on the word of your intended activity. The cranks maximum rotation is seventeen (17) or eighty five (85) years old. The speed of your crank decision can be adjusted between 33-78 r.p.m., It is three dimensional with the mechanical works,are visible through a clear plexiglass enclosure on the back. Completed in January 2018. This has never been shown to the public and is made to be played with.
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