The first animation convinced me that this was worth pursuing further. The next step was to add some reality by tying the wheel parts together and adding a simple circular base to hold them to the wall. I redid the wheel drawing in Illustrator and the changes (shown in blue above) were automatically brought into After Effects with the centers aligned.
The difference in the animation is subtle. A new pattern has emerged in the center of the sculpture that overlays the initial pattern. This is what draws my eye now. Note: The blue coloring is only in the drawing to show changes, the animation shows them in the same "wood" color.
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