A Dynamic Kinetic Sculpture by George Rickey (signed)
A small scale sculpture by the true master of kinetic sculpture, George Rickey (1907-2002). While most of Rickey´s work is precisely machined, this piece bears the hallmarks of personal hand construction. A series of concentric steel rings are interconnected by balanced axis´, each slightly offset from the previous creating a complicated classic gyroscope. A flat (brushed steel on one side, black on the other) square is set at center, again perfectly balanced and set in motion by the lightest breeze. The work is truly interactive, being set in motion by way of the handle at top being turned. A few quick spins in opposite directions sets it into lovely chaos. Signed in the base RICKEY 1986. 15" H 9" W.