Back in the mid-1990’s, I was working on a series of guitar-related sculptures. Pictured below is an image of one of my all-time favorite archtop acoustics, the 1925 Gibson L-5. Next to it are 2 sculptures I created that were greatly influenced by that masterpiece. The sculpture entitled “Dance” is a stainless steel kinetic work (i.e., it moves). The 4 dancers welded on the platform above the guitars spins in the wind. To the right of it is an image of the cast silicone rubber sculpture entitled “Blue Belly Joy.”
Below is an image of another kinetic sculpture that I produced around the same time. It is entitled “CrystaChroma”. It stands at around 10 feet tall. The central diamond-shaped structure is made up of 100 stainless steel rings, each set with transparent stained glass or mirrored circles. The 2nd row of circles are empty. The central diamond-shaped structure moves back and forth in the wind, and end over end in strong winds.