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This is a listing of all the kinetic sculptures I have created since 1975. It is an archive of historical and current work. Most of these are no longer available for purchase because they were created in limited editions. Go to the Current Works page to see sculptures still available for purchase.

You will find photographs, possibly videos, and much more information on many of the sculptures by clicking on the "Click to read more..." link. I have limited information on many of the sculptures from the early years. They were created before video cameras!

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Monday
Aug062012

Sun Dance

• Limited Edition of 75  
• Size: 42"h x 33"w x 8"d  
• Run Time: 6 Hours  
• Sun Dance © 2007
Sun Dance Kinetic Sculpture Directions 

About Sun Dance

The idea for Sun Dance came to me as I was working on Sky Dance. I was playing with the Sky Dance fan shaped carrying wheels when I noticed the way a fan seemed to spread and collapse when the wheels were oriented in the same direction. I went back to the computer and started exploring ways to use the "fan effect." A surprise spiral patterning effect showed up in the animations when I drew in a fixed orientation circular floating "bird" made up of arcs that, although thinner, matched the carrying wheel arcs.

I love "discovering" new visual patterning effects and end up spending many hours studying and staring when I find one. My understanding of the patterns then helps me to develop a mechanism to show them to best effect.

 

Comments via YouTube:

 • "It looks like a yin yang symbol at one point. Pretty cool. Did you do that intentionally?" - 7.08 - dnbehtn

• "I love the random motions of your sculptures, quite beautiful !"  -2.08 - woodessence 

Comments via Website:

• "You should go to Burning Man and put your work on display. The BM community would LOVE them. I know I sure do." - 3.10 - Aaron - Davis, CA


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