I am the wheel
Meet I AM THE WHEEL by artist and author Windy Chien. Selected by the San Francisco MOMA to participate in the 2022 Soapbox Derby, Windy partnered with One Hat One Hand on a four-wheeled journey of art and adventure.
Windy Chien works at the intersection of function, design, history, and aesthetics to illuminate what is most fascinating about knots: the journey of the line. Her sculpture ranges in size from a knot that can fit in the palm of a child's hand to majestic, room-sized installations.
Prior to the big race, One Hat One Hand engineered and welded the go-cart and then delivered the dome to Windy to weave her intricate macrame magic in preparation for the big day. Windy’s design for a knotted rope dome required engineering and fabrication for function and safety as well as a whimsical interpretation of her goals and dreams.
Knot your average go-cart. Get in! We're going for a wild ride.
Additional support provided by the SFMOMA and the SFMOMA Public Engagement Department.
Photos and Video: Michael Cochran.