Artist Ross McSweeney created a wonderful kinetic wooden sculpture that features a little boat floating upon a bumpy sea. Three different types of fish appear to jump out of the waves as they rise and fall, both horizontally and vertically. The sculpture is hand-cranked, although a motor can be made available.
This is a Kinetic wave sculpture made from mostly all wood. Each wave is driven by a cam that moves the wave both horizontally and vertically. …Originally it was going to run only off a motor, but I don’t like the noise so I made the motor box optional.
McSweeney’s other kinetic sculptures include a Running Horse Automata, Wooden Ferris Wheel and a Caterpillar Marble Machine.