Felicia is a kinetic sculpture you can dance with and watch softly glow at night 💃🏽🔥


B U I L D I N G   F E L I C I A

Watch me build Felicia in this video!

Song: "Fire Woman" by The Cult

A R T I S T   S T A T E M E N T

Felicia's fiery eyes and mischievous smile peek out from under her sun hat as she reaches out for you, asking you to dance. Take her hand and spin her around, watching her softly glowing body cast light in all directions with her movement. Torch-bent steel snakes out from the colorfully textured concrete of her skirt to create ruffled peaks and valleys, each accentuated with blazing red and orange mosaic glass. Her wide-brimmed sun hat holds a small solar panel connected to a series of internal LEDs which softly illuminate her glass bosom and abdomen at night. Everything about Felicia radiates joy, from her whirling dance and flowing dress to her wild, floppy hat kept at bay by her free hand and her feet kicked up joyfully behind her. Felicia is a fiery girl who will light up your life and dance her way straight into your heart.


F E L I C I A   -   B E H I N D   T H E   N A M E

The name Felicia derives from the Latin adjective felix, meaning "happy", which in the plural form felicia means "happy things" and appears in the phrase tempora felicia - "happy times".


H O W   D O E S   S H E   S P I N ?

Felicia is built on a spinning pulley that was originally used with some kind of machine belt. She's built with pieces of history from the age of reliable, American-made machinery.

Photos by Shanachie Carroll