Michael Candy’s kinetic sculptures are the result of what he describes as instinctive engineering, an intuitive method of deconstructing and reinterpreting everyday devices and machines.

Cryptid (2019) is a lumbering, zoomorphic, six-legged light sculpture. The term cryptid refers to a pseudoscientific classification of animals whose existence is unsubstantiated or based on anecdotal evidence, such as the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot. The lure of Cryptid lies in its latent potential. As human and robotic, natural and synthetic are increasingly amalgamated, it asks: can machines be considered a subspecies?