miree

A mechanic interpretation of historical events and mythology through shape, form and color in motion. Kinetic sculptures are wall mounted on a ball bearing assembly and precisely balanced to allow for smooth rotation periods approaching thirty minutes from a single push.  Raw stainless steel , copper and aluminum is hand formed and polished  to a mirror finish in a six stage process. Each kinetic sculpture is designed about a particular radius and with minimal components to accentuate the visual and mechanical flow of elements.  The design is transferred to actual size on a board with concentric circles designating rotation of the various elements. After this basic layout is complete, the raw metal stock is cut, measured, weighed and milled for the anchor components. Balance is a process of checking different sized pieces for their weight and position to achieve a smooth rotation and match to an exact position of horizontal balance.