Make A Ripple
Make A Ripple (2017) is a custom kinetic sculpture. It consists of 60 moving elements that are interconnected with springs. The elements are counterbalanced rods with disks on the ends which can pivot freely on a kind of universal joint. These pivoting rods are supported by a hexagonal lattice framework that enables them to move freely.
The sculpture is interactive, you can go and grab hold of the blue disks and move them around, side to side, up and down, and set things in motion. The interconnections between each of the elements and their neighbors allows for a ripple effect, where an influence that begins in one place will expand outward to other places.