The Octopus

The Octopus was inspired by French writer Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas with a story-telling theatrical style similar to Georges Méliès' French films that makes this interactive art piece one of the most unique and beloved Surreal creations by Greg Keshishian & the Ion Art Team.

According to Greg, one of the major challenges was to device a series of mechanisms that each have individual tasks to create the motion for all of the moving parts of the Octopus.

 

"All of these mechanisms are powered by a stationary bicycle. We strived to give the mechanisms a steam punk look."