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Sun Catcher is a 17 foot tall wind driven kinetic sculpture. As the arms move the polished aluminum surfaces reflect the suns rays onto surrounding objects. It is shown here in Portland Oregon at Art in the Pearl. This piece was designed to emulate the motions of Thor's Hammers but on a larger wind driven scale. The three interior arms rotate independently of each other forming an infinite variety of patterns. The three large outer disks rotate in the opposite direction. The sculpture turns to face into the wind and requires only a light breeze to operate. It can handle high winds due the nature of the support structure. Note that the wind piece hangs on a hook. This allows it to lean over when hit by high winds. The base experiences a minimum overturning moment. The counter balance is a gong which you will hear at the end of the video clip.
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