Garret Kane has a very special art, as an assembly artist, he likes to play with combinations that are not to be expected. His new Golemecha sculpture is made of moss, branches of trees and other natural elements in a blissful mix of technological components. The 2.1-meters sculpture is particularly impressive and fascinating.
The creation of Garret Kane is an amalgamation of two protectors with different cultural and historical backgrounds. The first figure is that of the Jewish Golem, made of mud and branches, and the second special inspiration comes from Japanese Mecha, a protector completely covered by the denominator robotics.
The combination or assembly of both Earth’s patrons is Golemecha, an entity with natural forces and highly advanced technology. Especially the combination of real pieces of trees and 3D-printed parts is at least daring and revolutionary. The created creature is something or someone who can protect the earth from itself and against the new technologies that push the course of humanity a new direction.
In Judaic folklore, a Golem is a protector made of mud and sticks. From Japanese culture, a Mech is typically a protector made from advanced robotics. Combining the two we arrive at a modern-day protector of everything, built not only of nature but technology as well.
Golemecha is a 7ft tall sculpture made from: plastic, welded metal rods, wire mesh, plaster wrap, 3D printed parts, glue, spray paint, borax, branches, roots, tree kits, LED kits, preserved moss, preserved bonsai, copper plating, and patina kits.
Currently installed in The Flatiron building’s Prow Artspace until the end of November.