I got up pretty early today and straight into my garage workshop to get the motor spindle drilled and avoid the heat, but my drill bits are at the university and I wore out the one I had here, so I guess I’m off to the store and returning to sweat it out later. I’m pretty confident that this motor will do exactly what I need it to do, and I should be able to control the speed of rotation at least somewhat by shortening or lengthening the placement of the line when it’s tied to the arm that I’ll attach to the spindle. The plumb will be very light, made of string and some foam, but even so, I’m slightly worried about the weight of the motor, but I think I can get a good expanding plug anchor and an eye hook coach bolt from the hardware store to sink into the concrete ceiling and take the weight. (Concrete ceiling!)

More later. 

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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