The following are some examples of the hundreds of sculptures created in the last thirty years . . .
The Southern Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996
This motorized work stands 36 inches high (91 cm), and consists of a rotating ring with two other moving shapes. It is made of bronze and stainless steel.
A single motor in the base and a solid state timer cause the large ring shape to turn for a few moments in one direction, then stop, and turn in the reverse direction. The other two shapes move independently, using a system of opposed rare-earth magnets mounted on the ring to drive them.
As with all of the motorized works, the motor is totally silent and unobtrusive. It draws a minimal amount of electrical power -- less than 15 watts. (The average light bulb is 60 watts.)
Collection Mr. Irwin Jacobs, La Jolla, California, 1985
A wall relief of stainless steel with red enamel, this was commissioned for an exterior wall.
Two motors operate independently on three shapes each. The sculpture is 7 feet (2.3m) wide and 5 feet (1.6 m) high.
Collection Cathy and Scott Watt, Los Angeles, 1988
A small stainless steel fountain commissioned for an existing interior atrium pool.
Two moving shapes moved by water flow.
Stainless steel on a teak pedestal. Typical of many of the pedestal sculptures, this has a single motor mounted in the base. The motor comes on for a short period of time, enough to put the shapes into motion. When the motor goes off, the sculpture continues to move for a number of minutes with no further input.
The shapes may also be moved by hand.
Collection Henri Lazarof, Bel Air, California, 1972
A small hand-operated sculpture consisting of two groups of spinning discs, made of bronze and aluminum. The disks spin, the two groups also turn independently, and also the entire sculpture turns on its base.
An edition of forty sculptures commissioned for sale by
the Los Angeles County Museum, Art Museum Council, 1989
These small hand-operated sculptures were made available to the supporters of the County Museum as a fund-raising effort. There were actually two editions that were slightly different. This is the second version, bronze, 31" (79 cm) high.
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