Everything is a machine, and there are two main types, human-made and nature-made machines. For instance trees are natural machines that absorb carbon dioxide and create oxygen, and human-made machines such as the printing press, birth control pill, smartphones, etc. These machines both natural and human-made have initiated nearly all changes in human culture. These machines have also driven nearly all the changes in Earth’s environment both good and bad. With these kinetic sculptures I hope to illustrate that we as individuals are personally responsible for Earth’s environment. I also believe that as human technology advances the difference between natural and human-made machines will decrease until they eventually blend together, and that the merging of the two is a good thing that can eventually fix the Earth’s environmental problems.
Mike Miller - Towanda, Kansas 2022