• Limited Edition of 24 • Size: 48"h x 48"w x 7"d • Run Time: 4.5-5 Hours
• Aperture © 1993 • Sold Out • Aperture Kinetic Sculpture Directions
This sculpture is composed of 3 main elements. The upper "patterning" portion of the piece is where most of the action occurs. The two lower assemblies are the mechanisms that power and control the upper motion.
The "real" action in this sculpture takes place in the random motion of the overlapping upper crescents. At first the crescents and the supporting wheel appear locked together as they all rotate in the same direction at the same rate. These static forms transform into much more dynamic patterning forms as the supporting wheel slows and begins to counter-rotate. My favorite pattern is the one that gave the sculpture its name. The crescents all overlap in the center of the supporting wheel and fan out at the same time creating the illusion of a camera lens opening and closing. A variety of interesting patterns form and dissolve always giving something new to discover