Last December, The Eastsider profiled Gorden Bowen, a Cypress Park artist who opened a portable fine-arts foundry to create sculptures and other metal objects. This month, Bowen has been showing his own artwork in an exhibit called “Xenotropi” at MorYork Gallery in Highland Park. The exhibit includes a mechanized mobile (pictured above) consisting of a flock of small, bronze triangles (which Bowen cast at his foundry) suspended from strings. Those strings are connected to a machine with rotating cams that control the movement of piece of bronze through the air. Said Bowen of the Xenotropi mobile:
My work combines organic shapes with machines, exploring the idea of industry evolving into living creatures. The undulating bronze shapes of the mobile are given “life” by their association with the machine.