Study in Bird Motion, A Hand-Cranked Kinetic Sculpture that Flaps Like a Bird

Flapping Bird Kinetic Sculpture by Joyce Lin

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird’s flapping wings in her beautiful kinetic sculpture “Study in bird motion.” The sculpture is made of popsicle sticks and mylar and is activated by a hand crank. Lin is a furniture design student in a dual degree program at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design.

Flapping Bird Kinetic Sculpture by Joyce Lin

Flapping Bird Kinetic Sculpture by Joyce Lin

Flapping Bird Kinetic Sculpture by Joyce Lin

Flapping Bird Kinetic Sculpture by Joyce Lin

photos via Joyce Lin

via Ian Brooks

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