Two Lines up Excentric VI
© George Rickey/VAGA, New York/DACS, London 2004

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Two Lines up Excentric VI 1977

On Display Modern Two

The two long rods of this sculpture can pivot and move 360 degrees in the wind, although they have been carefully designed not to touch each other. Rickey was interested in the movement of straight lines through the air and in how they cut through the surrounding space. As a child, Rickey considered becoming an engineer and was fascinated by the machinery in the engine-room of the steamers on the river Clyde. This childhood interest influenced his kinetic sculptures, such as this.

Glossary Open

Kinetic art

Artworks with moving components or art that gives the impression of movement through optical effects, as with some examples of Op Art.

Kinetic art

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 2844
  • Medium Stainless steel (3/3)
  • Size Height: 670.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1984