TREADPAD B – PAIR 2, WALKING SHIP 40 TON STANDARD DISPLACEMENT 4 LEG (2017)
Powder coated steel
131 x 100 x 182cm.
TREADPAD exists as both a sculpture and an attachment part. Designed for the use on Capper’s hydraulic sculptures, it is part of the WALKING SHIP family. The sculpture has two components, the cradle that the pads sit upon and the pads themselves. The former echoes an anchor, while the latter resembles a foot, thus a likeness is found between the mechanical and the biological. The cradle allows for the pads to be moved by crane or loader, hinting at the performative aspect of Capper’s sculpture: there is the stored potential of movement even while the sculpture exists as static.
TREADPAD features in Capper’s MUDSKIPPER commission.