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Jun 23 2016 0 Comments

I have been following Kinetic Art, which combines different techniques using different materials, for at least four years now. And I now want to share this with all of you. Just click on the first image below, and if you like what you see you will enjoy the rest of this article. Trust me.

I am following the work of quite a few kinetic artists, but three in particular are my favorites so far. 

But, what is kinetic art?

Wikipedia says: Kinetic art is art from any medium that contains movement perceivable by the viewer or depends on motion for its effect. Canvas paintings that extend the viewer's perspective of the artwork and incorporate multidimensional movement are the earliest examples of kinetic art. More pertinently speaking, kinetic art is a term that today most often refers to three-dimensional sculptures and figures such as mobiles that move naturally or are machine operated. The moving parts are generally powered by wind, a motor or the observer. Kinetic art encompasses a wide variety of overlapping techniques and styles.

I don’t think you will get the full concept or the real idea of what kinetic art is after just reading the meaning of kinetic art above, so I want to share some videos and links for you to watch, enjoy, understand and explore further this amazing kind of art that is growing more and more every day around the world.

First in my list is David C Roy

“I have designed and handcrafted over 150 different limited edition and one-of-a-kind kinetic sculptures, most of which can be viewed in the Portfolio section of this website. Common elements in my work include motion and wood. All my current work is powered by constant force springs. You wind them and then sit back to be entertained for hours. My sculptures are fun to share. I love watching people's faces as they break into a smile when they "get it."

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Second will be Bob Potts

Potts creates beautiful pieces by using a variety of metals like stainless steel, aluminium, brass, bronze and copper. As a trained carpenter, he also works with wood. One of the most remarkable aspects of Potts’s work is his process. It is something that makes his sculptures feel "alive". He has developed an intuitive way of working that is not constrained by pre-conceived ideas.

Click on each image to watch the motion

And third is Derek Hugger

"I have a passion for mechanisms and an insatiable urge to solve mechanical puzzles. I like to sweat the details. This website and the projects on it are my hobby. is intended as a means for sharing ideas, spreading knowledge, and inspiring creativity. With this site, I hope to get people designing, building, and playing in sawdust."

Click on each image to watch the motion

The Colibri (right at the top) is by far my favorite. The best thing about Derek Hugger is you can purchase the plans from his website and build any of his creations or inspire you to create and build your own.

Cheers, Gaston




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