The Functioning Hydraulic Powered Sculptures James Capper

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These sculptures by artist James Capper are working hydraulic implements.  Their primary colors, spare design, and steel build make the pieces out to be purely utilitarian construction tools.  However, these aren’t actual power tools and they don’t necessary build anything.  Instead they sit menacingly with feeling like of the premonition of violence.  You can almost hear the hiss and huff of air powering the blades.  Perhaps the tools are a hint at the violence implicit in production and progress.

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