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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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Variation Dream

Limited Edition of 7  •  Size: 50"h x 52"w x 7"d  •  Run Time: 16 Hours 
Variation Dream  •  Edition Sold Out  •  Variation-Dream Kinetic Sculpture Directions


About Variation Dream


The Variation series is the result of my continued exploration in the world of kinetic patterns 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, took it a step further with Quark Cotillion and got serious about exploring this effect with the Variation series.



Comments via YouTube:

•  This David C. Roy guy is off the friggin' chain...his stuff is amazing.
Plus the music sounds like Joe I wrong on that one?
Also, at the :39 mark, check out how the spokes of the star in the center are "drawn out". That's so cool. I'm sure that was intentional, it happens again right afterward, but in a different way. Good stuff, man. - 3-13-09 -vladtastic

• Truly Inspiring. I want one of those =)  - 2.7.09 - ctrlshifttab

 • This is my favorite sculpture that you've done! The patterns are great to watch, and almost hypnotic.  - 1.23.09 - kyrephex 

DCR: Thank you! I love creating these sculptures.



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