This sculpture is the first product from my artists residency at the San Francisco Dump
. Having been a found object kinetic sculptor for many years now I was very pleased to have this opportunity. One of the first things that I found during my time there was an old broken neon sign. I recalled my good friend CTP
explaining to me that this was the only vital ingredient in a Jacob's Ladder, so I set out to make one. As an artist I was not going to be satisfied with this project without a fair amount of needless details and diversions. Hopefully this instructable will provide insight into the actual "how to" of a Jacob's Ladder, as well as a peek into my creative process. For more examples of my work, please visit www.nemogould.com
I should at this point stress the dangerous nature of this project
. Though very simple in principle, we are still dealing with very high voltage here. Kids, don't try this at home!