kinetic art: sailing

a friend and coworker showed off his latest creation today.  our office had just relocated a few miles away, and we are all still settling in to our new offices (or cubicle, in my case).  he had created something called kinetic art [any piece of art that uses motion or movement for its effect].  and for his subject – he had chosen something he and I both share a passion for… sailing.

kinetic art 1he calls it “regatta”. 

it is a simple, balanced creation – but subtle in its creativity.

plain wire is shaped to mimic waves, and balance the shapes hanging below.

fisherman’s swivels connect the wires to the sails.

sails are hand cut from copper sheet.  slightly scuffed with sandpaper and blazoned with a torch – each sail is uniquely different, with the effects of the torch creating a rainbow of colors on the copper sail surface.

kinetic art 2

the artwork is hung from the ceiling with a fishing leader. it benefits from a nearby heating & cooling vent on a piece of duct work nearby… the copper sails slowly dance and chase each other in a lazy circle, racing towards the finish line.

simple, graceful, beautiful.

art.

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7 Responses to “kinetic art: sailing”


  1. 1 Anthony November 19, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Where can I get one of these! I like it.

  2. 2 dohertpk November 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Very nice piece – wish I had that hanging in my office! Will he make me a model of my 600?:)

  3. 3 dohertpk November 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Reblogged this on Finding my feet and commented:
    Sailing culture!!!

  4. 4 meech November 19, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    kinetic art and no video? Come on let’s see it!


  1. 1 kinetic art: sailing [in motion] | my2fish: a blog about sunfish sailing Trackback on November 20, 2013 at 9:04 am

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