“Machine Gun Fan”
This working sculpture was designed and constructed by Jack at his Detroit studio in 1997. It uses a “Squirrel Cage” industrial fan used for heating and cooling along with an old electric motor. Jack cut ‘bullet holes’ into the squirrel cage apparatus to allow the air out, mounted the piece to a rolling square of plywood and using the third man upholstery colors of yellow, white, and black. Jack constructed the sculpture as if it was part of a fantastical world war II type defense system.
Side mounted machine gun and canvas dust cover highlight this concept. it is still used today as a fan at the Third Man Upholstery studio with the original motor.