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Frolic • Nearing Edition End

I build my sculptures in limited editions. I only make a predefined number of a sculpture and then no more. Folks have requested an announcement when a favorite is running out. This posts is to give you some warning on some ending designs.

Frolic has been a favorite and I am nearing the edition end. I will be making the last group of five in September of this year. Four are still available so if you have been waiting and saving for Frolic, now is the time to make your move. Soon, they will be all gone. Folic is $1995.00. Order here.



Labyrinth • Studio Master Available

I am ending the production of Labyrinth. It is time to move onto to a new patterning piece and there aren't enough months in the year to make everything! I still have the studio sculpture available for sale. This piece is one of the edition that I have displayed in the studio and used as my guide as I create additional edition pieces. This is the last Labyrinth. The price is $2095.00. Order here.



Evolution is Evolving

I thought I was done with Evolution but then I had a brainstorm for new type of mechanism that was perfect for it.  I experimented on my Evolution and I really liked how it moved. The motion now spends more time in the slow phase so the patterns are more fluid. As a bonus the run time has increased from 3.5 to 5.5 hours.  

I decided to make the remainder of the Evolution edition with the modified mechanism. So it has been returned to the line. There is no place for it in the schedule right now so it would be mid-late fall if that is your favorite piece! Evolution is $1595.00.  Order here.

Three New Kinetic Sculptures: White Water Series

Today David is introducing White Water, Avalanche, and Falling Water II, three sculptures based on a common module.  This series allows you to combine modules to create larger, more complex sculptures customized for your own space. Extensive information on all three pieces plus other ideas are presented on the website today.

   White Water     

White Water is a single component sculpture which is a landmark design because of it's extended run time. David finally managed to cross the 24 hour time mark with this piece by simplifying the mechanism and modifying some construction techniques! (No perpetual motion yet!) 

   Falling Water II

But what if you have a larger space? Simple! Add a second White Water to it, rearrange them, and a larger, more complex sculpture emerges. Above is Falling Water II, similar to the original with its constantly shifting yet relaxing patterns and quiet clicking sounds but it is shippable. It is composed of two White Water modules arranged in a vertical orientation and would fill an 11-14' tall wall.


But explore further,  rearrange those two modules into a different orientation and a third sculpture emerges. In Avalanche, shown above, two modules are positioned in a diamond motif to create a sculpture version that works well on a horizontal wall.   

Possibilities are endless! What if three were put together?  A visit to our website will share with you animations of other compositions.  What shape wall do you have?

More kinetic sounds...


Writing about my "Chime Carillon" kinetic sculpture has me thinking about kinetic sculpture sounds. My current favorite is the very large sculpture Falling Water that is in our living room. I like the motion of this sculpture but after living with it for a while I think I like the sound it makes even better than the motion. Each of the 5 wheels makes a soft clicking sound and because each wheel moves at a slightly different speed the pattern of clicks is constantly shifting. It's hard to describe, sort of like a babbling brook or a soft rain but without the "wet" feel.

In this video I placed the camera very close to the sculpture to try and record the soft sounds it makes. When listening to it keep in mind that in a silent room these sounds can barely be heard from 20 feet away.

Testing Fiesta kinetic sculptures

I've spent the month of March building the first group of Fiesta kinetic sculptures. The final step before packing is testing. I set them all up on their respective mounting template backboards and let them run for a few days on a large wall at the back of my studio.

The first test of a new design production group is always a bit tense. These were very well behaved, in fact the big surprise is run time. These are all running in excess of 18 hours. My initial estimate based on the prototype was 12 hours.