Kinetic Wave Sculpture

Artist Ross McSweeney created a wonderful kinetic wooden sculpture that features a little boat floating upon a bumpy sea. Three different types of fish appear to jump out of the waves as they rise and fall, both horizontally and vertically. The sculpture is hand-cranked, although a motor can be made available.

This is a Kinetic wave sculpture made from mostly all wood. Each wave is driven by a cam that moves the wave both horizontally and vertically. Originally it was going to run only off a motor, but considering the noise, the motor box is optional. The gear template was created with Matthias Wandel’s excellent gear generator software.