Recent Sculptures

Quandary • Another Kinetic Sculpture Edition is Done

David and I get to have a celebration dinner every time he completes an edition. During March he made the last four Quandary kinetic sculptures in an edition that numbered 95.

Three have been shipped and the last will go out this week.

There is always a mixed set of emotions with the completion of an edition. We are pleased to be done with an edition because it is great that they are selling, but also David is generally ready to move on to something new long before he reaches 95! But there is also a sense of loss. Quandary has been shipping since April of 2009. One could almost say it has become a member of the family! Its entire existence has been since the economy crash of 2008 and still, it sold out! 

Two things happen next..... a new sculpture gets introduced (coming soom!) and a whole bunch of new orders come in for Quandary. It never fails - many people wait until an edition is gone before they finally get around to ordering.

And no, David doesn't make more! But we do get to go out to dinner.

Silver Song Symphony


The snow has clearly impacted David's work schedule but he "commutes" on snowshoes and things are getting done. This video is proof. This past weekend he had his first major production run of Silver Song kinetic sculptures all testing at once. It is evidence as to how beautifully these chimes are tuned. The sound is pleasing even with many chiming at once. We are busy packing and shipping today. 

The Variation Series of Kinetic Sculptures

I started the Variation series in 2003 with Variation Wind. It ended up being a series of 9 different designs all using the same drive
mechanism but different satellite wheels to generate a fascinating variety of patterns.






"Off the Wall" kinetic sculpture

For most of my career I've made my sculptures as wall pieces. This summer I decided it was time to experiment with a freestanding piece. The result is Willow Wind.

The public reaction to this piece has been much more enthusiastic than I expected. I've had wonderful comments, lots of encouragement, and thankfully, orders.

It confirms my belief that this is an exciting new direction for my work. I look forward to the continuing exploration and journey.