Download: Monarch Kinetic Sculpture

By David C. Roy


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Spring driven kinetic sculpture by David C. Roy "For this design I wanted to use very short impulse bursts of energy at seemingly random intervals to create a slow chaos of motion. The many-veined construction of the large wheels we're designed to create striking cascading patterns when counter rotated for even a short period of time.

At the center of this slow patterning chaos is the seemingly simple 2 pawl mechanism that controls it. The mechanisms in my sculptures are always visible but sometimes you have to look in from the side to view all the moving parts. In Monarch all the key parts of the mechanism are front and center, clearly visible. Now people who want a clear view of the workings can see it all, maybe or maybe not understand it, but certainly see it and study it."