Perennial Flux

Perennial Flux uses several distinct types of mechanical movement, each one collaborating with the others to produce motion that is both patterned and pseudo-random. It is this relationship between the regularity of the machine and the haphazardness of nature that intrigues me at the moment. This piece has four disc-shaped cages rotating on a large ring gear. Concurrently with the ring gear, a crank turns in the center of the machine, which pushes four racks through sleeves behind the cages. The pinions attached to the cage axles are spun one way and then the other as the crank spins in different time to the ring gear.

Steel, Wood, Brass

2012

42"l x 6"d x 42"h

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