Portfolio site of Bay Area sculptor and installation artist Shannon G. Wright.
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Ride

Ride

Acrylic and thermoformed styrene model with projected computer animation. Sculpture 
dimensions approximately 46" x 42" x 42" including pedestal.
2004

 

Ride

Ride

Acrylic and thermoformed styrene model with projected computer animation. Sculpture
dimensions approximately 46" x 42" x 42" including pedestal.
2004
Photograph by Terry Brown

 

Ride

Ride

Acrylic and thermoformed styrene model with projected computer animation. Sculpture dimensions approximately 46" x 42" x 42" including pedestal.
2004
Photograph by Terry Brown

 

Ride

Ride

Detail: thermoformed bucking bronco ride
2004
Photograph by Terry Brown

 

VIDEO: Ride

2004
This animation was created by Frank Pichel from my technical drawings, to accompany my acrylic sculpture. The horse walk sequence was animated by Jason Lust. Scott Hudgins created the sound for the animation.

 

VIDEO: Toy (Collapsing Elephant)

1998-1999
Sculpture operated by Shannon Wright


 

VIDEO: Disaster

2001-2002
Birch, birch plywood, steel hardware, aircraft cable, spray paint, alkyd enamel. Dimensions variable.

 

 

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Baltic birch plywood, aluminum, steel, nylon, thermoformed styrene, bismuth alloy metal, glass, latex paint.
Dimensions approximately 14ft x 16ft x5 ft.
1998
Photograph: Tom Nowak

 

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Detail: helmet and trampoline.
Baltic birch plywood, aluminum, steel, nylon, thermoformed styrene, bismuth alloy metal, glass, latex paint.
Dimensions approximately 14ft x 16ft x5 ft.
1998
Photograph: Tom Nowak

 

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Detail: cast rabbit, aluminum parts, bell jar.
1998
Photograph: Tom Nowak

 

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Detail: articulated toy rabbit cast from a bismuth alloy.
1998
Photograph: Vaughn Wascovich

 

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Detail: helmet. Cordura nylon fabric over thermoformed styrene shell.
1998
Photograph: Vaughn Wascovich

 

Guide

Guide

Birch plywood, aluminum, steel, drywall, MDF, blackboard paint, latex paint, miscellaneous. 
8ft x 5ft x 3ft
1995
Photograph: Douglass Foster

 

Guide

Guide

Birch plywood, aluminum, steel, drywall, MDF, blackboard paint, latex paint, miscellaneous. 
8ft x 5ft x 3ft
1995
Photograph: Douglass Foster. Operator: Shannon Wright

 

Guide

Guide

Detail: Blackboard.
Birch, MDF, blackboard paint, miscellaneous.
1995
Photograph: Douglass Foster

 

Guide

Guide

Birch plywood, aluminum, steel, drywall, MDF, blackboard paint, latex paint, miscellaneous. 
8ft x 5ft x 3ft
1995
Photograph: Douglass Foster. Operators: Shannon Wright and Aaron Yassin.

 

VIDEO: Guide

1995
Sculpture operated by Douglass Foster and Aaron Yassin

 

Assessment

Assessment

Birch plywood, aluminum, steel, rubber, acrylic, drywall, miscellaneous.
8 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft.
Operator: Shannon Wright
1994

 

Assessment

Assessment

Birch plywood, aluminum, steel, rubber, acrylic, drywall, miscellaneous.
8 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft.
Operator: Shannon Wright
Photograph: Douglass Foster
1994

 

 

Assessment

Assessment

Detail: crank and anti-bounce device.
Birch plywood, aluminum, steel, high-density foam, miscellaneous.
Operator: Shannon Wright
Photograph: Douglass Foster
1994

 

Assessment

Assessment

Detail: percussion hammer.
Rubber, steel, aluminum.
Operator: Shannon Wright
Photograph: Douglass Foster
1994

 

VIDEO: Assessment

1994
Sculpture operated by Shannon Wright

 

Demonstration

Demonstration

Birch plywood, cherry, aluminum, steel, acrylic, drywall.
7 ft x 5 ft x 8 ft
Operator: Frank Pichel
Photograph: Douglass Foster
1993

 

Demonstration

Demonstration

Birch plywood, cherry, aluminum, steel, acrylic, drywall.
7 ft x 5 ft x 8 ft
Operator: Frank Pichel
Photograph: Douglass Foster
1993

 

Demonstration

Demonstration

Birch plywood, cherry, aluminum, steel, acrylic, drywall.
7 ft x 5 ft x 8 ft
Operator: Frank Pichel
Photograph: Douglass Foster
1993

 

VIDEO: Demonstration

1993
Sculpture operated by Frank Pichel

 

Untitled De-Animating/ Re-Animating Machine

Untitled De-Animating/ Re-Animating Machine

Maple, two hundred ebony violin tuning pegs, waxed suture thread.
Stop-action animation accidentally destroyed, only a few video stills remain.
1992-1993

 

Untitled De-Animating/ Re-Animating Machine

Untitled De-Animating/ Re-Animating Machine

Maple, two hundred ebony violin tuning pegs, waxed suture thread.
Stop-action animation accidentally destroyed, only a few video stills remain.
1992-1993

 

Untitled De-Animating/ Re-Animating Machine

Untitled De-Animating/ Re-Animating Machine

Maple, two hundred ebony violin tuning pegs, waxed suture thread.
Stop-action animation accidentally destroyed, only a few video stills remain.
1992-1993

 

Ride

Acrylic and thermoformed styrene model with projected computer animation. Sculpture 
dimensions approximately 46" x 42" x 42" including pedestal.
2004

 

Ride

Acrylic and thermoformed styrene model with projected computer animation. Sculpture
dimensions approximately 46" x 42" x 42" including pedestal.
2004
Photograph by Terry Brown

 

Ride

Acrylic and thermoformed styrene model with projected computer animation. Sculpture dimensions approximately 46" x 42" x 42" including pedestal.
2004
Photograph by Terry Brown

 

Ride

Detail: thermoformed bucking bronco ride
2004
Photograph by Terry Brown

 

VIDEO: Ride

2004
This animation was created by Frank Pichel from my technical drawings, to accompany my acrylic sculpture. The horse walk sequence was animated by Jason Lust. Scott Hudgins created the sound for the animation.

 

VIDEO: Toy (Collapsing Elephant)

1998-1999
Sculpture operated by Shannon Wright


 

VIDEO: Disaster

2001-2002
Birch, birch plywood, steel hardware, aircraft cable, spray paint, alkyd enamel. Dimensions variable.

 

 

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Baltic birch plywood, aluminum, steel, nylon, thermoformed styrene, bismuth alloy metal, glass, latex paint.
Dimensions approximately 14ft x 16ft x5 ft.
1998
Photograph: Tom Nowak

 

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Detail: helmet and trampoline.
Baltic birch plywood, aluminum, steel, nylon, thermoformed styrene, bismuth alloy metal, glass, latex paint.
Dimensions approximately 14ft x 16ft x5 ft.
1998
Photograph: Tom Nowak

 

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Detail: cast rabbit, aluminum parts, bell jar.
1998
Photograph: Tom Nowak

 

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Detail: articulated toy rabbit cast from a bismuth alloy.
1998
Photograph: Vaughn Wascovich

 

Toy (Jumping Rabbit)

Detail: helmet. Cordura nylon fabric over thermoformed styrene shell.
1998
Photograph: Vaughn Wascovich

 

Guide

Birch plywood, aluminum, steel, drywall, MDF, blackboard paint, latex paint, miscellaneous. 
8ft x 5ft x 3ft
1995
Photograph: Douglass Foster

 

Guide

Birch plywood, aluminum, steel, drywall, MDF, blackboard paint, latex paint, miscellaneous. 
8ft x 5ft x 3ft
1995
Photograph: Douglass Foster. Operator: Shannon Wright

 

Guide

Detail: Blackboard.
Birch, MDF, blackboard paint, miscellaneous.
1995
Photograph: Douglass Foster

 

Guide

Birch plywood, aluminum, steel, drywall, MDF, blackboard paint, latex paint, miscellaneous. 
8ft x 5ft x 3ft
1995
Photograph: Douglass Foster. Operators: Shannon Wright and Aaron Yassin.

 

VIDEO: Guide

1995
Sculpture operated by Douglass Foster and Aaron Yassin

 

Assessment

Birch plywood, aluminum, steel, rubber, acrylic, drywall, miscellaneous.
8 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft.
Operator: Shannon Wright
1994

 

Assessment

Birch plywood, aluminum, steel, rubber, acrylic, drywall, miscellaneous.
8 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft.
Operator: Shannon Wright
Photograph: Douglass Foster
1994

 

 

Assessment

Detail: crank and anti-bounce device.
Birch plywood, aluminum, steel, high-density foam, miscellaneous.
Operator: Shannon Wright
Photograph: Douglass Foster
1994

 

Assessment

Detail: percussion hammer.
Rubber, steel, aluminum.
Operator: Shannon Wright
Photograph: Douglass Foster
1994

 

VIDEO: Assessment

1994
Sculpture operated by Shannon Wright

 

Demonstration

Birch plywood, cherry, aluminum, steel, acrylic, drywall.
7 ft x 5 ft x 8 ft
Operator: Frank Pichel
Photograph: Douglass Foster
1993

 

Demonstration

Birch plywood, cherry, aluminum, steel, acrylic, drywall.
7 ft x 5 ft x 8 ft
Operator: Frank Pichel
Photograph: Douglass Foster
1993

 

Demonstration

Birch plywood, cherry, aluminum, steel, acrylic, drywall.
7 ft x 5 ft x 8 ft
Operator: Frank Pichel
Photograph: Douglass Foster
1993

 

VIDEO: Demonstration

1993
Sculpture operated by Frank Pichel

 

Untitled De-Animating/ Re-Animating Machine

Maple, two hundred ebony violin tuning pegs, waxed suture thread.
Stop-action animation accidentally destroyed, only a few video stills remain.
1992-1993

 

Untitled De-Animating/ Re-Animating Machine

Maple, two hundred ebony violin tuning pegs, waxed suture thread.
Stop-action animation accidentally destroyed, only a few video stills remain.
1992-1993

 

Untitled De-Animating/ Re-Animating Machine

Maple, two hundred ebony violin tuning pegs, waxed suture thread.
Stop-action animation accidentally destroyed, only a few video stills remain.
1992-1993

 

Ride
Ride
Ride
Ride
VIDEO: Ride
VIDEO: Toy (Collapsing Elephant)
VIDEO: Disaster
Toy (Jumping Rabbit)
Toy (Jumping Rabbit)
Toy (Jumping Rabbit)
Toy (Jumping Rabbit)
Toy (Jumping Rabbit)
Guide
Guide
Guide
Guide
VIDEO: Guide
Assessment
Assessment
Assessment
Assessment
VIDEO: Assessment
Demonstration
Demonstration
Demonstration
VIDEO: Demonstration
Untitled De-Animating/ Re-Animating Machine
Untitled De-Animating/ Re-Animating Machine
Untitled De-Animating/ Re-Animating Machine