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Two Conical Segments: Gyratory Gyratory

 - George Rickey
Sculpture (EXTERIOR)

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

George Rickey
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 tallest sculpture of a human figure is the minimalist William King sculpture of three figures looking to the sky at the Orlando airport. The tallest is 40 feet tall!

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For those who have eyes to see, there are hundreds of works of art around them. This web site provides some information on many of those works of art that can be regularly viewed in Orange County by any member of the public without an admission fee. They are outside in public view, or located in an interior area that is normally open to the public.

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