• Limited Edition of 150
• Size: 31"h x 28"w x 7"d
• Run Time: 12 Hours
• Cyclone © 2002
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• Cyclone Kinetic Sculpture Directions
Cyclone is a complex patterning sculpture that runs for a long time on a single winding. The large upper wheels rotate in opposite directions at a variety of speeds creating an entwining pattern that appears to weave and collapse in an ever changing cycle.
Most of the motion takes place in the upper patterning wheels. The lower wheels are brought into the action when one of the upper wheels runs out of energy and begins to stall. At this point a small lever triggers the mechanism that releases the wound up spring energy for a short burst. The energy is transfered back to the stalling wheel through the belts and pulleys and the cycle starts over again.