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Two Conical Segments: Gyratory Gyratory
- George Rickey
University of Central Florida
About the Artwork
A kinetic sculpture responsive to the slightest change in its surroundings. A slender stem branches out two separate fans that flutter as is ready to take-off.
About the Artist
During World War II, George Rickey worked with engineers to improve aircraft weaponry, an experience that rekindled his interest in science and technology. Beginning in the early 1950s, Rickey shifted his focus from painting to sculpture and began creating kinetic sculpture. In his own work, Rickey combined his love of engineering and mechanics, graceful yet solid cubic forms. Rickey was able to design sculptures whose metal parts moved in response to the slightest air currents. Each work gives physical form to the invisible force of the wind. These parts were often very large, sometimes weighing hundreds of pounds.
Did you know?
The tiniest art museum in Orange County with the longest name is the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Art in historic Eatonville
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