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.