Monthly Archives: January 2013

In the Balance

January 19, 2013

 

 

I have just completed and delivered a new permanent sculpture to Art Bay Gallery in Queenstown. It follows the theme I began to explore in “Cyclic Flow” for Sculpture in Central Otago exhibition in 2011. (see below)

This corten steel sculpture entitled “In the Balance” also refers to cyclical systems.

Three corten steel rings sit in space one above the other at different angles. They appear to be unsupported but they are joined to each other at a single point giving the impression that they are frozen in time like a multi exposure photograph of a single spinning coin.

The improbability of its form is intended to unsettle and disturb, raising the question: How can this be?

The idea is based upon nature’s fundamental operating principle of interdependent systems in dynamic balance, where breaking the relationships between the systems collapses the whole.

I have made the work in three sizes, from 2 metres to half a metre in height. These works and “Cyclic Flow” are all available for sale by contacting me.

In the Balance –  Video of the sculpture coming to life when nudged

 

Cyclic Flow, at Rippon Vineyard  2011