Aquatrope, Vehicle At 2014 Burning Man Decompression
A mobile art sculpture, electric, human assisted powered vehicle by artist Richard Wilks.
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A Sign Identified Sculpture
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(Photo taken 14:38:21 Sunday 12 October 2014)
(Photo posted Tuesday 14 October 2014)
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A sign set on a velvet background by the artist Richard Wilks, identified the sculpture as, "The Aquatrope," and described it as, "A self powered and electric, pedal-assisted mobile art sculpture."


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Thin From The Front
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(Photo taken 14:37:33 Sunday 12 October 2014)
(Photo posted Tuesday 14 October 2014)
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The Aquatrope was thin when viewed from the front. The thick uprights on either side of the seat were the rear wheels.


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The Right Side Of Aquatrope
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(Photo taken 14:37:42 Sunday 12 October 2014)
(Photo posted Tuesday 14 October 2014)
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The right side of the Aquatrope with its four rotating layers and a colorful blue hubcap.


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Left Side Of Aquatrope
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Richard Wilks external link Artist
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(Photo taken 14:37:55 Sunday 12 October 2014)
(Photo posted Tuesday 14 October 2014)
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The left side of Aquatrope with its blue hub and a better view of the details of the circular layered construction.


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The Front Tongue
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(Photo taken 14:37:58 Sunday 12 October 2014)
(Photo posted Tuesday 14 October 2014)
© 2014 Bryan Costales
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A long metal tongue supported the seat, pedals, and front wheels.


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The Seat And Back Cushions
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Richard Wilks external link Artist
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(Photo taken 14:38:04 Sunday 12 October 2014)
(Photo posted Tuesday 14 October 2014)
© 2014 Bryan Costales
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The seat was composed of a round cushion to sit on, and a round cushion to support the back. A handle of unknown purpose was terminated by a blue ball.


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Pedals And Drive Chain
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(Photo taken 14:38:07 Sunday 12 October 2014)
(Photo posted Tuesday 14 October 2014)
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The pedals connected to a sprocketed wheel that moved a drive chain.


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