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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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Wednesday
Aug012012

Illusion

Limited Edition of 36  •  Size: 51"h x 53"w x 8"d  •  Run Time: 20 Hours 
Illusion © 2005 • Sold Out  •  Illusion Kinetic Sculpture Directions

 

About Illusion

Size matters. At least when making complex patterning wheels!

The large, patterning wheels in Illusion allow me to create a very complex 3-dimensional patterning sequence. The mass of these large wheels creates a slow and graceful movement which is essential in elaborate patterns. 

The sequence starts with a relatively mild wave-like motion as the wheels rotate in the same direction but at slightly different speeds. A strong optical illusion begins to "pop out" as the back wheel slowly reverses direction and the wheels begin to counter rotate. Many folks see a shape like a torus or doughnut that seems to project out in front of the sculpture. I've tried to show this with the animation but the 2-dimensional nature of the computer screen just doesn't do it justice.

 

Comments via YouTube:

"sooo distracting, sooo cool."  - 2.16.09 - AreSkavlid

"this is my favourite of your pieces, if only you would make more, but i guess it would decrease the value ($ value not actual value)slightly for the lucky people whom already own it." - 1.14.09  - flashnorman

"Fascinating! Wonderful! Love the music as well :)" -2.08 - RTISST

"Your works are great, congratulations and thank you so much for sharing them with us :)"  - 2.08 - gaudio1981

"incredibly beautiful woodwork. one of the best kinetic sculptures i've seen" - 2.08 - piksi2 

Comments via Website:

"I'm an amateur woodworker and your pieces are absolutely amazing. I have never seen anything quite like it and your innovative approach is really a joy to see. I'm so excited, words can't describe what I think. Thanks for sharing!!" - 10.9.10 - Chippy Tippy

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