Meet the Makers: Maurice Connolly

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Meet the Makers: Maurice Connolly

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Maurice Connolly built a 300 lb steel sculpture and dropped it off a cliff. He pitted his art against gravity, just to see what would happen. The piece is a massive sphere called Ganymede- constructed from recycled wine barrel hoops and hundreds and hundreds of bolts. Once Maurice mastered the material and perfected the form, he turned his curiosity towards force, motion, and the nature of unpredictability.

Maurice’s freshly distorted sphere will be at Maker Faire Bay Area, May 21 & 22. You can meet him and ask about tensile strength, conical strips of steel, and what it feels like to drop your art off a cliff.

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Maurice Connolly built a 300 lb steel sculpture and dropped it off a cliff. He pitted his art against gravity, just to see what would happen. The piece is a massive sphere called Ganymede- constructed from recycled wine barrel hoops and hundreds and hundreds of bolts. Once Maurice mastered the material and perfected the form, he turned his curiosity towards force, motion, and the nature of unpredictability.

Maurice’s freshly distorted sphere will be at Maker Faire Bay Area, May 21 & 22. You can meet him and ask about tensile strength, conical strips of steel, and what it feels like to drop your art off a cliff.

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6 thoughts on “Meet the Makers: Maurice Connolly

  1. Alex says:

    Rolled it down a hill, really. Nice jeep though.

  2. Juby Monkey says:

    He should have just left it there after it had stopped. It would be a mystery for future generations…

  3. Eileen says:

    Loved your sculpture. It was so organic and filled with the energy of the roll. I saw this work in Watsonville and was very inspired. I was in that show with your piece.

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