Title: Concentric Wave.
Size: 4300mm x 2500mm
Materials: Stainless steel, Aluminium, plastics, motor and custom electronics.
Site: The Harley Gallery, UK.
The kinetic sculpture, titled Concentric Wave, is the largest Smith has produced to date and is permanently sited at The Harley Gallery, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. The sculpture straddles a four metre circular pond at the bottom of a red brick lined amphitheatre in the gallery garden.
“Conceived as a mechanical reflection of the water below, the piece is about simplicity, repetition, rhythm and balance.” Smith explains.
Movement triggered sensors activate the piece as people approach. The ball gently rises and falls seemingly activating a mechanical ripple through the eighteen concentric rings. In reality cams, rods and gravity precisely control this motion.