Magic 8-Ball Bust O’Lenin

The basic form for this sculpture was derived from a wooden stand and plaster Lenin bust. The concept was that Lenin placed in historical context with art movements like Dada proves that no one can predict the future, and the ridiculousness of such an endeavor. The final result was a combination of constructivism, Dada absurdism, and the Zoltar machine from the movie, “Big”.The installation is controlled by a Parallax Basic Stamp II, uses a basic DC power supply, LEDs and various electronic components and a serial vacuum fluorescent display from Scott Edwards Electronics.