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