The automobile transmission is a device that at its core is characterized by rotary motion, particularly by modifying, multiplying & dividing, rotation.
I did not want to merely weld these parts into something static, permanently embalming one of the most elegant inventions in all of mechanical engineering into a dead, frozen stasis. It needed to retain life; it needed to retain its rotary essence.
The candelabra is made from both a discarded transmission the artist found in his neighbourhood as well as old pistons & rods from his 1971 Eldorado after he rebuilt its engine (these are the candle holders).
The upper levels of the candelabra utilize its planetary gearset and a sprag clutch, allowing for unique rotational elements that interact with each other (video below).