The Golden Mean Snail Car is a giant hot rod art car built by a group of artists in West Oakland’s Kraftworks building. Conceived of in a dream in 2008 by artist Kyrsten Mate, blacksmith Jon Sarriugarte, who fabricates custom home furnishings, worked with his wife, Kyrsten Mate to build this extraordinary vehicle with the help of the artist members of Empire of Dirt.
The Jormungand (Midgard) and Julunggul (Rainbow) serpents sit between 2 worlds; the old world that needed and revered them and the present which has shunned such monsters as fears metamorphosed into mythical form. The two 50-foot kinetic mobile sculptures are rendered in metal and cast off materials using modern science; restoring ancient mythos to the modern world.
Electrobite: Sarriugarteis (Olenoides) trilobite. The hand-tooled exoskeleton is mounted on the drive mechanism of an old electric wheelchair. At night, undermounted blue lights and luminescent eyes give it an otherworldly glow. Electrobite story from Boing Boing
Mussolinis Möchtegern-Zeppelin: With much love and skill, Jon Sarriugarte presents the golden miniature zeppelin, the aircraft will he found in the estate of Mussolini.