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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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Jul012012

Rhapsody

Limited Edition of 24  •  Size: 54"h x 56"w x 6.5"d  •  Run Time: 14 Hours 
Rhapsody © 1998 • Edition Sold Out • Rhapsody Kinetic Sculpture Directions

 

About Rhapsody

 

Rhapsody is a breakthrough sculpture incorporating a dramatically new type of patterning that I "discovered" while playing on the computer. Each wedge shaped piece is balanced so that its orientation remains fixed in space. The six wedges are attached to a common wheel and allowed to rotate freely so each will retain its unique orientation regardless of the motion of the carrying wheel. This carrying wheel is rotated several revolutions in the clockwise direction, slows, and reverses to rotate back several turns. The continuously unfolding kaleidoscopic patterning that results is hypnotic and fascinating.

The patterning part of the sculpture is powered by a double negator spring mechanism that keeps the motion going for nearly 14 hours of silent, captivating enchantment.

Comments 

"I purchased Rhapsody at the Dallas Galleria on May 22, 1999. It's #16. We moved to San Angelo eight years ago, and Rhapsody #16 is on our dining room wall and on this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu-ruiyLnF4 It's still fascinating us and our guest. Thank you, David Adams"

 

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