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Sky Reaper
1973
11ft. x 17ft. x 11ft.

Sky Reaper moves in match step. This sculpture turns, like a giant squared off egg beater, while suspended from the ceiling. Shadows cast by this piece interweave with the moving elements. Because of its scale, Sky Reaper's presence is felt throughout the exhibition area.

A large wood and aluminum hanging piece in which a single electric motor powers three gear like elements which inter-mesh continuously. Notice how the three wooden wheels elegantly turn in perfect synchronization. Can you figure out the relative speed of each wheel

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"Some - like the eggbeater-like Sky Reaper, whose suspended collection of moving parts cast ever-moving shadows on a nearby screen - are enormous." Annie Nakao, The San Francisco Examiner

"...open planes of wooden slats, rather like the waterwheel paddles of a riverboat revolve past each other at a stately pace." Jeffrey Wechsler, Catalog for Rutgers Exhibition.

"Sky Reaper, a seemingly giant familiar object, looks like a beautiful egg beater suspended from above. As each element of the work turns, it turns in match step, casting mysterious interweaving shadows on those watching from below." Sheri Graves, Santa Rosa Press Democrat.


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