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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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Thursday
Jun212012

Meander

• Limited Edition of 150  
• Size: 31"h x 22"w x 6"d  
• Run Time: 10 Hours  
• Meander © 1995
• Sold Out
Meander Kinetic Sculpture Directions 

About Meander

 

Meander was the first long running spring-driven sculpture I created. It runs for 10-12 hours on the single winding of a single spring. My previous record was a double spring piece that clocked in at 4-5 hours. 

The longer run time is achieved by restricting most of the motion to the two large freeform wheels. The other wheels and belts only come into play when one of the large wheels looses momentum, slows to a stop and requires a new push. A small pawl on the freeform wheels then engages a pin on a pulley and causes the mechanism to propel the wheel forward for another period of revolutions. 

The freeform wheels spend most of their time turning in opposite directions at slightly different rates of speed. The motion created between the wheels is graceful and flowing. This is a very quiet, peaceful, meandering sculpture.

 

 

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