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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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Friday
Jul202012

Variation Stars


• Limited Edition of 6
• Size: 50"h x 52"w x 7"d  
• Run Time: 16 Hours  
• Variation Stars © 2003
• Sold Out

About Variation Stars

 

The Variation series is the result of my continued exploration in the world of the kinetic pattering created by six overlapping wheels that orbit a common center. Each orbiting form is designed to hold a particular orientation by rotating in the opposite direction from its orbital motion. I first "discovered" this kaleidoscopic effect in my sculpture called Rhapsody and took it a step further with Quark Cotillion. This time around I've found 3 different kaleidoscopic patterns that excite me and remind me of various elements of nature.
I'm going to produce this sculpture as a series with a common mechanism but different kaleidoscopic patterning wheels. The series will start with three different designs, Variation-WindVariation-Stars and Variation-Fire. Each sculpture in the series will be individually numbered. 

Variation-Wind was my first design in this series. I balanced the ellipse shape with a fan shape. It was the fan shape that gave me the "Wind" idea. Each of the fans can be thought of as a gentle breeze that combine in the center to create a hurricane of turbulence and chaos.

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