kinetic environmental sculpture
Each level of Strata Various responds to both wind direction and wind velocity making visible the subtle and not-so-subtle differences. If you watch from below, you notice that the differences are in themselves fluid and ever changing, forming a wave that propagates vertically up and down.
When wet, the oak wood strips of Hygrometus I attached to the stainless steel spring expand with incredible force, causing the entire work of art to curl. When dry, the oak shrinks, allowing the work to become an open arc.