Pendulum

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Pendulum

Bronze, steel, raw wheel-thrown clay, clay trimmings. 3’x3’x20’

2016.

Pendulum is a bronze cast attached to the end of a long metal rod hanging from the
ceiling. It is the human hand, reaching. The motion of the piece contradicts the
normal function of pendulums: Pendulum will swing only a short time before air
and mechanical resistance reduce the motion to a slight quiver. The hand is
pointing toward the earth, reaching for the dust, but not quite touching it is unable
to draw a line on the surface. With Pendulum, kinetic energy is converted into
anticipation: the potential for action.

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