No. 4
The Borg Jellyfish Frost Catcher
with khipu

by Allen Bukoff

the borg jellyfish frost catcher, 11 February 2007
For this frost catcher I created a three-dimensional cube using various sizes of annealed steel wire, metal springs, nails, washers, and nuts. The borg jellyfish frost catcher is mounted on four croquet mallet heads held in place by two small wooden dowel rods. The frost catcher was also decorated with hanging strings--knotted cords of hemp created in the fashion of khipu, an Inca language system. I had read an article about khipu in a recent issue of Wired magazine and had also posted this information to Fluxlist (see entry reproduced below). The borg jellyfish frost catcher made its first public appearance on the Fluxlist blog.

top-down view

The borg jellyfish casting a late winter afternoon Valentine's Day shadow, 2007. Click here for more frost-catcher shadow photos.


As soon as we have photos of this frost catcher with frost on it, we will post them here.


© 2007