A Spring Rain
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Benjamin Cowden’s sculptures explore motion, flight, and wind-propulsion via unlikely combinations of found materials. Windshield wiper motors, tent poles, kites, and motion sensors from outdoor lights are just some of the items that Cowden used in tandem with his own skillfully designed circuits to create works that move or respond to human interaction. Cowden was an artist-in-residence at Recology in 2013.
The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a one-of-a-kind program established in 1990 to encourage the conservation of natural resources and instill a greater appreciation for the environment and art in children and adults. Artists work for four months in studio space on site, use materials recovered from the Public Disposal and Recycling Area, and speak to students and the general public. Over the last twenty-five years, more than 100 professional artists and twenty student artists have ...