- Electric motors, brass and steel
- Purchased, 2006
- 300 x 2400mm
Andrew Drummond’s kinetic (moving) sculptures are art machines. They operate at the point where science and beauty meet, and often begin with ideas or materials found in nature. This work explores how light behaves when it meets a moving object, like sunlight hitting a breaking wave, or dappling the ground underneath a leafy tree.Powered by an internal motor, the sections of the long brass cylinder slowly open and close. When light hits their curved surfaces it bounces off in all directions, while small holes allow it through onto the wall behind, creating a changing, immersive environment of shadow and light.
(Now, Then, Next: Time and the Contemporary, 15 June 2019 – 8 March 2020)