Kinetic Sculptures

Exploring ways to make Kinetic sculptures has been complex, there are many types of material that can be used such as plywood, thin metal sheet or wire, plastic, card and paper. Heavier materials like cast plaster or  thicker metals make the fabrication much more complicated. Its so much easier to experiment and learn with paper and card.

One of the most useful lessons is to understand that that the balance begins at the bottom, not the top – an easy mistake to make.

Getting the separate elements to balance always requires the hanging point to be at the pivot point  but that in itself can be hard to find.

One of the early kinetic sculptures made from Colorplan® card.

6 thoughts on “Kinetic Sculptures

  1. Very interesting! I am into painting myself but finding the correct pivot and actually creating the sculpture itself sounds like a fascinating process! Where do you usually get inspiration from for your sculptures?

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