Sunday, February 17, 2008

Wood By Design


I saw this kinetic sculpture by David C. Roy ( at a private residence last night and it was absolutely fascinating. This particular piece is called "Illusion" The mechanism on the left controls the movement and the central piece is actually two pieces with scythe-shape patterns that are mounted slightly off-set from each other. It's completely mechanical and it costs about $3200 - and it's absolutely gorgeous!

At the beginning of the cycle, the two disks move together, after a while, one of the disks rotates in reverse and this creates a hypnotic experience. Perfect if you have trouble sleeping! There is an animation of the piece on his website - check it out!

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