Monday, April 18, 2011

Inspiration comes from your PIERS

,Wow what an incredible POST...real mentor and established peers are those who inform and challenge me and of course are like minded.  although you may ask what about difference? yes these too inform us and keep us open to the possibility of change.!

OK look I just found this, additional to the video below, it is a presentation of ball bearings used in George Rickey's sculptures.  Dan Lewis is the presenter, it is a bit long but has good information as to how the master of kinetic sculpture used bearings to create his illusions. I am interested in the mechanics of motion and this tells some important secrets.

Looking around to find ideas for a piece of sculpture and the use of line and motion to incorporate into the sculpture the students will make, it has to hold weight and this video is something that has me thinking.  The sculpture will need to be durable for outdoor installation.  The use of wood is great, I especially like the use of the cam which is the key to motion on a linear shaft,...all this is repetition and the use of similar shapes,...quite nice and easy really it is just like Rueben says that the work is several ideas,... some successful and some not, all these are really prototypes that make their way along all at the same time, some are just more enticing as they reveal and motion, wind and water, how many times have these been visited by inventors and artists and engineers? but not by me, so that is why I am looking down this alley, who knows the experiences that I have accumulated could be a wacky connection that produces an original idea, or something like that,.......any ideas of where this could go? send them..will entertain,...and  maybe it could influence the works direction.

Just like to thank all those people who have visited the blog and... if you like what you are seeing, then just click on... and follow, that would be a big boost! I am wondering if stainless steel is a better material to use than Aluminium? It just gets harder to fabricate without the equipment to do so, tools your not using the studio is coming along.

I am starting a workshop in Nambour for those of you who want to have a go and make things, I will be starting out using sheet metal and I think we should start with whirligigs to explore and then on to bigger and better things, we hope to have a bandsaw and other workshop tools coming soon..any questions contact me and I will share with you the projects...ta


  1. these are works I have done, or I think may be useful for the general viewing and invention of a time warp machine I am working on. Have you seen the movie "Primer" It is really strange and one of my fav's. chow

  2. Finally I have joined the real space time continuum...

    I think your work is beautiful

  3. thanks for that! I am continually working on adding more stuff, thinking of adding music soon.

  4. thank you for your visit in my blog!!