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Timeless sculpture

2023-12-27 (V. van der Wijk)

During the last month I have created a new large balanced sculpture, which I named 'Timeless'. The sculpture is based on my earlier sculpture No Time, however 20 times larger - almost 8 meters high - with some minor modifications.

These are the materials that I used: wood, threaded steel rods with nuts and washers, and grey paint.

This is one of the two parallelograms assembled. Of a parallelogram the links of each pair of opposite links have equal lenght.

I made a steel frame to support the sculpture and added the two pillars of which the tallest is 4 meter high.

This is the assembly of the sculpture, placing the parallelograms on the long central links...

... and when placed upright, this is the final quite impressive result. At first I didn't realize how large it would become (the materials in the first photo do not suggest something so large) - my atelier is not even that high - however I love the monumental appearance. And because it is balanced, it can be easily moved by hand into any position.

With respect to my earlier sculpture No Time, here the central rotational points are located above one another instead of next to one another and with one pillar in the front and one pillar in the back, the sculpture can move freely all around, which for this sculpture is more fascinating. The next step now is to make the sculpture of stainless steel.