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This is a work about inertia. The idea is to create a plaything, an object that allows YOU to interact with rolling mass equivalent to a loaded railroad freight car. In this case, the load is big slabs of stone, spinning boulders and a lot...

Flock: A sculpture about murmuration is complete and installed at a beautiful location in Napa valley....

Colossus was built for Burning Man in 2005. It stands nearly 70 feet tall. The three rocks, “head” and spires all spin by way of pull ropes....

The Temple of Gravity was installed at Burning Man 2003. The work weighs maybe 180,000 lbs total. Yes, those are real slabs of stone. And, yes you can stand underneath 17,000 lbs swinging from two apparently insubstantial chains....

Commissioned by the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, The Horn Section was installed at the end of 2009 in Cleopas Johnson Park in Atlanta. The park is named after an influential marching band teacher at Morris Brown College....

Hydrogen was commissioned for the Lindbergh City Center, a mixed-use development on the north side of Atlanta. Installed in 2004, the off-center ring balances a large stainless steel sail and a slab of granite. When the wind is right, the sail will make full circles....

After building Rockspinner 5, the über-competent and enterprising staff at Technorama sold a Rockspinner to an amusement park in Switzerland. Selecting another stone from the same quarry in the Italian part of Switzerland, we built a very nice work. This is the only photo I...

This work was shown at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Maker Faire San Francisco and is now on display and available in Sonoma, CA @ http://www.sculpturesite.com/....

This Rockspinner was commissioned for the outside play area of one of the best science museums in the world, Technorama, in Winterthur, Switzerland. The fantastic shop staff improved on the bearing design and above and beyond in fabrication, living up the the Swiss reputation. The...

This is the first work to utilize a motor and a slip bearing. This made the work spin very slowly, but still allows you to play with it. This approach has been abandoned in favor of the surprise that comes from discovering that such a...