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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
Jun252012

Tango

• Limited Edition of 150  
• Size: 35"h x 29"w x 6"d  
• Run Time: 3 Hours  
• Tango © 1996 
• Sold Out
Tango Kinetic Sculpture Directions 

About Tango

 

The idea for Tango came from a Tumult. Previously I designed a sculpture named Tumult. It had a nice random motion but was a bear to wind, it took three hands to do it easily. Tango evolved as I worked to improve Tumult. 

Tango uses overlapping crescents mounted on a moving base as in Tumult but the motion and operation of the sculpture are much improved. The two dark stained crescents turn in a clockwise direction at a nearly constant rate. The light stained wheel they are mounted on is powered by the lower "arm" mechanism and rotates several revolutions clockwise and then several counter-clockwise. The interaction of the constantly rotating crescents with the counter-rotating carrying wheel creates many fascinating, random patterns of motion. I see many of them as dance moves when viewed from above, hence the name.

 

 

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