Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures' Pages
The Rolling Ball Web - This is the main entry point to a web of online documents devoted to the studley subject of "rolling ball" devices. Nick Carter suggests that "A rolling ball device may be defined as a mechanism or group of mechanisms, for the sake of art or utility, which uses the action of a ball or balls moving in either a constrained or unconstrained path to actuate the various effects of the mechanism(s)." The Rolling Ball Web - SculpturesHas many links to Rolling Ball Sculptors of with details on the following Sculptors:
George Baker -- Kinetic Sculpture - As a close friend who likes , student, and fellow colleague of George's, I must unfortunately announce that George passed away on the 21st of July 1997. All of the innumerable students, friends and other people whose lives he touched will miss him greatly. This site will continue to be administered as a living memorial to George and his work. The faculty at Occidental College are now organizing a memorial retrospective of works from the artist's personal collection which highlight the numerous phases of his aesthetic journey. I hope to update this site more fully when I have the chance. -Eric Peltzer
- Matthew Brand Mobiles and Kinetic Sculpture - These kinetic sculptures are about the dynamicism of animal bodies. Mobiles as an art form have degenerated into abstract trifles, perhaps because nobody has figured out how to make representational mobiles, or there have been no innovations since Calder decided he wanted to sculpt space rather than form. New techniques make it possible to create kinetic sculptures that are essays on living forms and movements. The pieces below are fully articulated mobiles/stabiles that swim, twist, bite and shimmy in the breeze just like their real-life counterparts. Enjoy! email@example.com
Gary Christopherson, Artist - GChris Mobiles and Stabiles - GChris mobiles and stabiles are abstract art sculptures with a message of quantum positive change -- the inevitability, positive nature and great potential of change. Building upon Alexander Calder’s rich body of work, GChris mobile and stabile sculptures expand this art form through natural materials and positive, change-oriented themes. Gary Christopherson creates mobiles and stabiles under the signature GChris. Existing GChris mobiles and stabiles number over 100 pieces with dimensions ranging from a few inches to 12 feet. Works of all sizes, even larger works, can be done on commission. People who are interested in existing or commission work should go to the web site- www.gchris.com. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-699-3136
Sculpture in Motion, an animation from Tom Brewitz - The Gif animation above provides a glimpse of how Brewitz kinetic work moves. The speed of the sculpture animation here is much faster than the work in real life. Brewitz will be providing more animation and downloadable video at some point in the future. Keep in mind that The effects of the work must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Brewitz creates a wide variety of styles. He has created hundreds of unique works with long spires, wall mounted work, small table top pieces, sculpture that spins, twirls and more.
- Keith Farley - Practicing metalsmith and sculptor, designing and making art objects and jewelry since 1974. These kinetic and interactive sculptures are very contemporary in nature
Klectic Kinetic...Unique & Unusual, Custom Wood & Glass, Art & Decoration.. "Hello. My name is Leo Faucher and I have been creating mobiles for 25 years. Please visit my web site @ www.klectic.com Thanks" A graphical site featuring the works of Liza and Leo Faucher. Contains photo images and sketches of stained glass windows , lamps , and mobiles. Custom art that is unique and unusual. Functional and decorative pieces based on geometric shapes, numerical progressions and patterns found in nature.
- Bernward Frank Kinetische Objekte
- Mobiles by Julie Frith From small to large hanging mobiles to stabiles. Calder-inspired, modern, colorful, custom orders available. Enjoy browsing through this site. Imagine viewing a large mobile in your home or in a garden, even outside a favorite window. The small style mobiles display nicely on top of a computer or on a fireplace mantle turning from the heat rising from your fire. Skylights take up a new order when color shapes are turning in the sunlight. Fill your empty high spaces with shapes of color and enjoy the natural balance mobiles add. Contact Julie Frith, email@example.com P.O. Box 967, Eureka, CA, 95502 USA
- Bruce Gray, Sculptor - Sculpture by Bruce Gray - Bio - A huge sculpture website featuring rolling ball machines, kinetic art, wall sculptures, magnetic sculptures, giant objects, functional art and much more. Bruce's work has been displayed at many art galleries, museums, the press, and countless times in films and on TV. Most recent large commission was for 5 of his giant aluminum Paper Plane sculptures for Little Rock National Airport. Check out the website at www.brucegray.com See: Mobiles, Rolling Ball Machines, Kinetic Art, Magnetic Sculptures, Contact: Bgrayart@aol.com or 323-223-4059
- Howe Art Kinetic Sculpture Park and Gallery Anthony A. Howe, The Howe Art Sculpture Park and Gallery first opened it's environs in the spring of 1996. It is run by Anthony and his wife Lynne. Recently it has begun to show sculptural furniture by his brother Patrick and blown glass by selected Pilchuck Artists. Please visit our site at www.howeart.net Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-376-2945
- Features Grant F. Kenner, art professor emeritus and artist-in-residence at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, has created large public kinetic sculptures throughout the Midwest, including the Johnson County Community College. Kenner holds bachelor's degrees in math, chemistry and physics, but was accepted into graduate school in fine arts following a sculpture he did of a ballerina. "His kinetic sculptures are intricate geometric forms that twist and unfold with the ease of a ballet dancer," says Darlene Brown, art center director.
- Kinetic Sculptures, kinetic sculptures - Ian Lane - Ian Lane worked in the Australian automotive industry for some 15 years as a professional engineer where he became responsible for all aspects of engineering for the company's automatic transmissions. His professional skills stem from his fascination for the machine; the creation of kinetic entities from individual, static pieces. His artistic diversity encompasses suspended and free standing performance works - for indoors and outdoors locations.
- Michael Millevolte, Kinetic Sculptor - Artist Information - Black light reactive kinetic sculptures assembled from discarded cassette players, VCR parts and various fans. Hand painted designs generate holographic-like imagery. See: Limited Edition Kinetic Sculptures Contact: email@example.com or 718 834 1796
- Peter Lonsky, Fabricator - Fab 7 Designs - Peter Lonsky has studied Computer Science and English, but has always been a tinkerer, designer and inventor. The Upwardly Mobile (TM) is about making connections in an increasingly virtual world. The mobile is modestly priced and can be purchased on the website. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 462-9745
- John Mishler, Kinetic Sculpture - Being intrigued with the wind has led to my making kinetic sculptures that move in the wind or by touch. In these sculptures the kinetic element mirrors the shape of the stationary part of the form and as it turns it appears it will collide with its immobile counterpart but passes by to turn gracefully in the wind.
Kinetic Sculpture by Denny North Sculpture also exists in other dimensions. It occupies time as well as space. It changes as you move around it or as you move it around. Sculpture is as infinite as the imagination. Denny W. North's Studio
- Dr. Phrogg koolkinetics.com - Fun and whimsical, kinetic sculptures and mechanical wire sculptures, are a delight and an enjoyment to watch. This site is dedicated to those who mix mechanics with art and develop "Rube Goldberg" type machines, wind powered mobiles, rolling ball powered sculptures and fantasy computer generated motion systems. link to animations
- Alan Rath's kinetic sculpture, Robot Dance is located in the North (United) Terminal at San Francisco International Airport. Composed of two five foot long anthropomorphic, mechanical arms controlled by computers, the work is so amusing, intriguing and mesemerizing that the viewer could easily miss a plane watching the two arms engage and disengage across their expanse of wall. In addition, Robot Dance functions as a giant wall clock weekdays between noon and one p.m.
- George Rhoads - Bio - George Rhoads, born 1926 in Chicago, is a painter, sculptor, one of the first American origami masters, and author of "The Lost Queen," a book which remains unpublished for the sin of being unclassifiable*. He is best known for the large audiokinetic sculptures that attract and engage people throughout the world. Balls roll and percussion devices clatter and chime in airports, hospitals, art museums, science museums, shopping centers and other public places. George Rhoads Sculptures and Paintings Contact Bob McGuire, Rock Stream Studios email@example.com
Timothy Rose, Owner - Timothy Rose Mobiles - Enter a world of mobile sculpture created by California sculptor, Timothy Rose. From small table-top pieces to an entire room painted and hung with mobiles, Rose is an artist devoted to movement. He recently completed the installation of a 180 ft long stainless steel mobile construction for the South Carolina Aquarium, and is presently working on commissions and a new body of work. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 707 562-3158
David C. Roy: Wood That Works Kinetic Sculptures home - esmerizing, whimsical, entertaining, dynamic... adjectives frequently used to describe Wood That Works. These spring driven kinetic sculptures are actually intricate wooden escapement mechanisms that fascinate and entertain viewers as they rhythmically, randomly and mysteriously move. It is nearly impossible to accurately portray the intriguing nature of David’s work with words. Hopefully, this web site with its photographs, animations and brief video clips will bring you a little closer to the true nature of these mechanical marvels. Another excellent resource is the new videotape portfolio with longer video segments, close up shots and some comments by David about his work.
Kinetic Sculpture by Judith Wrend - Kinetic sculpture expresses movement, balance, harmony, relationship, and other values projected by both the sculptor and the audience. It invites the viewer to participate, to interact with the piece, and to respond physically and emotionally to the sculpture's connectedness with its surroundings. Garden Totems add whimsey and design to casual gardens and formal landscapes. Like all of Ms. Wrend's kinetic sculpture, these pieces are designed for year-round outdoor display The Artist -- Judith Wrend
Camel Productions Inc. Home Page - Camel Productions (founded in 1984), along with its construction arm Scenic Oasis , provides a complete design and building service to Television and Film productions working in Vancouver. At our shop, 3550 Cornett Rd., Vancouver, BC, we are conviently located near all the studios in town. We have extensive experience in scenic construction, painting, and sculpture. Besides providing services for television and film, Camel has also accomplished many projects for exhibitions, retail, trade, display, and still photography. Kinetic Sculpture Portfolio - Kinetic sculptures represent an unusual aspect of our companies achievements.There are only a few studios in the world that produce this kind of hybrid sculpture.
Goose Rocks Mobiles - Decorate your home, garden or office with these kinetic sculptures that transform surrounding light and air currents into rich color and pleasant sound.
Stoner-Hatton Mobiles Kinetic art mobiles and aerial art sculptures by the mobileguys! - Unique and ever changing, our mobiles are airborne works of art, offering years of fascination. These kinetic sculptures come in many original designs for residential or commercial interiors. Made from colorful, anodized aluminum, some with fabric accents, our art mobiles range from elegant to whimsical, small to large; designed and individually hand crafted by the artists. Perfect accents for interior designs, excellent gift ideas...if you enjoy the grace and beauty of mobiles or kinetic sculptures of any kind, please come in and take a look!
Peter Bacon's Place - Mobiles & Other Kinetic Sculpture I've always loved mobiles, those delightful, often whimsical constructions that hang from the ceiling and turn gracefully with the slightest current of air. As a relatively recent fan of rolling-ball sculpture, I'm also pleased to be able to share an article that my wife and I wrote. It's about a piece in Melbourne, Australia, done by the noted American sculptor George Rhoads. - Contact: email@example.com
Organic Mechanics Interaccess electronic media arts centre - VICTORIA SCOTT and SIMONE JONES are keen observers of kinetic motion. These two artists make works that are powerful and visceral reminders of our bodies' need for protection, stimulation and expression
The Invention Dimension Invention of the Week - Profile of Arthur Ganson, Kinetic Sculpture. "Ganson's work is not easy to describe, due to its complexity as well as its effect. In one sculpture (1997), mechanical arms whirl bright yellow scraps of wood in six seemingly incongruous orbits within a black void, until the scraps are swung into the center, where they fit perfectly together to form a small chair, which after a split second explodes only to fall back together again. Thus "Cory's Yellow Chair" serves as an object lesson in energy and entropy." Arthur Ganson "Machines" May 30 - Jun 30, 1998
About Cabaret Mechanical Theatre - It's a collection of contemporary automata, which is a kind of mechanical sculpture. Nearly all of the work in the theatre is humourous. It is also a shop selling handmade automata, mechanical wooden kits and card cutouts, books and videos. We also sell via mail order to customers all over the world. As well as the machines in the theatre there are about 20 coin-operated, larger scale pieces in the foyer.
- Thorne Art Gallery - George Rickey’s
“Landscape” was presented in the 1965 Documenta Exhibition in Germany. It was modified to fit an existing wall when
the Thorne was located in Keene State’s Mason Library. Rickey calls his kinetic sculpture “parodies of the machine
age...an age of fanciful machines with everything but purpose
- Arizona State University, ASU.edu - Sculpture - School of Art The sculpture area explores nearly all methods of three-dimensional expression, including modeling, metal casting,
welding, woodworking, plastics, neon fabrication, carving, and kinetic sculpture
- STARPIC - Welcome to the Starpic web site where you can see sculptures and
photographs of celebrities interacting with kinetic sculptures created by Joseph Dell'Amore. If you
want star sculptures of any size (miniature gold and silver star earrings and necklaces, coffee table size and 20 foot
MONUMENTAL outdoor sculptures), or if you want Photographs or Videos just give Joseph a call in New York at (516)
486-5839 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Untitled - VRML (Virtual Reality Markup
Language) Projects - Kinetic Sculptures
- John Van Alstine Studios There were no welds holding the assemblages together. Instead, they were kinetic sculptures held in arrested motion
- Schip's Tools Montage Page - A series of kinetic sculptures based
on the tool set that my maternal grandfather gave me when I was 8 years old
- KineticArt.org - Kinetic sculptures are people-powered
vehicles and works of art. They are built and designed to travel over land and water in wild events across the country.
These artful machines are constructed from new or recycled bicycles then transformed into moving, artistic sculptures by
the creative teams.
- Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Skulpture Race Pics
- Sculptor credits art show for launching her career - Article about Susan Pascal Beran. Not a sculptors site. "Beran's wind-activated kinetic
sculptures represent a variety of elements from nature and are made of semi-precious metals including brass and copper
chosen for their beauty and resilience to the weather. Beran creates rich colors in the metal through a process of
deep-fire enameling, electrolysis and acid baths. She describes her work as "wildly playful, flowing and soothing
to look at" while at the same time exhibiting strong principals of function and form. "
- Kinetic Frog Sculpture - Hummingbird
- Exhibit Cross Reference - Lariat Chain Lariat Chain (AIR) is an interactive, kinetic sculpture which demonstrates unique wave patterns by use of a long chain
hanging from a spinning motorized bicycle wheel. When you disturb the continuously moving chain, it writhes and ripples
in unexpected patterns of movement.
- Larnie Fox - kinetic
- The Kinetic Internet Sculpture