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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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Tuesday
Jul242012

Tri-Fusion

• Limited Edition of 150  
• Size: 44"h x 34"w x 10"d  
• Run Time: 5 Hours  
• Tri-Fusion © 2004 
• Sold Out
Tri-Fusion Kinetic Sculpture Directions  

About Tri-Fusion

 

Tri-Fusion was inspired by a collector who asked what would happen if I made Fusion with three patterning wheels. It seemed like an interesting idea so I worked up a computer animation to test it. I liked what I saw, especially the patterns created by the small crescent wheels. I decided to stain these dark to make the patterns stand out while being enveloped by the lighter colored ellipse shaped wheels. It was a new patterning effect and one that I liked.

Step two in the design process was to design a mechanism to sustain the motion. I tried using a new escapement I've been working on but it really didn't create the correct motion unless I added a lot of complexity. I finally settled on my very reliable two arm and pinwheel mechanism. It is relatively simple and efficient but best of all created the correct motion.

Comments via Website:

• We purchased Tri-Fusion from you about 3 years ago from a dealer in NYC. WE LOVE IT to this day. It gets many comments from our guests. I only wish it ran longer than 3-4 hours...sometimes our parties are longer. Everytime I get an email from you about a new sculpture I hold my breath and hope that it isn't better than our Tri-Fusion...and to my relief I still think I purchased your best piece! Thanks and I hope that you are always "wound" to create more WONDERFUL art. - 2.25.09 - JM

• "hey, it's time to release tri fusion II or quad fusion, daddio. this notion is too much a gas to keep it bottled up any longer. how 'bout another splash of seltzer water, George Jetson? - 8.31.10 Kev

 

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