"Standing Wave"

Read the remarks below to get more details on this artwork. It is a clear plastic tube on a base with an electrified wire inside that lights up and spins.
This is a detail photo of the artwork.
This is another photo of the whole sculpture seen from a bit of an upward angle.
  • Year: 2019

  • Dimensions: 32"H x 12"W x 12"D

  • Materials: metal, plastic, electronics

  • Remarks: When the button at the base of the sculpture is pressed a glowing wire starts to spin quickly. This wire is inside a plastic tube to provide an enclosure. The speed the wire rotates is random, and if the button is pressed after activation this helps increase the randomness of the rotation. An optical effect of a three dimension volume is produced by the spinning wire, which looks like a three dimensional wave. This artwork is an homage to Naum Gabo's 1920 artwork by the same title.