2013 Outdoor Exhibit

Outdoor Kinetic Art, People Choice Award

Winner of the “Peoples Choice Award” in the outdoor exhibit category is SARAH YOUNGER’sMni Iktomi ( pronounced m-knee ick-toe-mee )

Outdoor Kinetic Exhibit -Exploring the Range of Visioning

“The man who has no imagination has no wings” Muhammad Ali

Art that ranges from optical illusions to mechanical movement has been defined as Kinetic art. In its simplest form, Kinetic art can be found in and around most homes. Wind chimes outside a kitchen window or a musical mobile for a baby’s crib are both examples of Kinetic art. However, most pieces are interactive sculptured works, made up of parts designed to be set in motion by an internal mechanism or an external stimulus, such as a Motor, Water, Wind or even a button pushed by the viewer. In contrast to fine art exhibits which are set up in galleries and studios for patrons to come and admire, Kinetic art is an interactive form of art that leads its viewers to wonder how it is made and what it can do. Some art installations are set up so that observer or visitor can walk in, on, or around them. Typically computers and sensors will respond to motion, heat, meteorological changes or other input.
Because it is constantly evolving, Kinetic Art embraces new ways to improve technology needed for everyday life. The 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium will feature an engaging Kinetic Art exhibit that throughout the City’s Civic/Cultural District.

Walkable Kinetic Art Exhibit loop


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#1 Ralfonso – Dance With the Wind
Stainless Steel mirror polished finish
Dance with the Wind Stainless Steel mirror polished finish a unique kinetic wind sculpture which was commissioned in a towering 30ft size for the Beijing Olympic Games 2008 in China, where it was permanently installed between the “Ice Cube” Swimming Pavilion and the “Bird’s Nest” Arena.
9′ tall with 6′ orbital airspace weighs 350 lbs. $75,000
Ralfonso – Geneva, Switzerland and West Palm Beach, FL
#2 Jeff Kahn – I Ching
Aluminum and Stainless Steel
Three separate arms are mounted on a central column. Each arm balances on the next, allowing each to have independent movement. I Ching or the book of changes is an ancient divination system based on the dynamic balance of opposites and acceptance of the inevitability of change. The sculpture echos the stalks or runes that are thrown to determine your fate.
21′ x 17′ x 4′ orbital airspace 4 above ground 300lbs $32,500.00
Jeff Kahn – Lenshartsville, PA
#3 John King – Tangerine Glider
Powder Coated Steel
tangerine Glider was conceived for a home next to a dance theatre in Pueblo, Co. It exhibits the most complex of dances, swirling horizontally and raising and plunging vertically, all well above the heads of the viewer. This piece engages and plays with the passerby. The viewer approaches the nest of a mythical being.
20′ x 20′ orbit airspace, 10′ above ground 400 lbs. $22,000
John King –Lyons, Colorado
#4 Rein Triefeldt – Solar Butterfly
Bronze, Aluminum and powder coated Aluminum
Rein Triefeldt is also dedicated to conserving nature. It’s strongly reflected in his early “Condor’s Nest”, “Whale” and “Solar Butterfly”. The Miami Herald called theSolar Butterfly “Sublime” and in 2009 a larger optically kinetic butterfly was commissioned for Senator Gwen Margolias Park, Sunny Isles Beach, FL.Currently, Rein Triefeldt is developing Solar Scuptures which are able to offset the energy used by a home, business or a municipality.All of Rein Triefeldt’s solar and kinetic sculptures are unique, original and fabricated made by him.
4′ x 4′ x 4′ wings move by solar power $50,000.00
Rein Triefeldt – Trenton, NJ
#5 Rein Triefeldt – Flyers
1990 Steel and Fiberglass
Life Size Figures in perpetual motion represent performance divers.
10.5′ x 3′ x 7′ orbital airspace 12′ $100,000
Rein Triefeldt –Trenton, NJ
#6 Rein Triefeldt – Cirque de la Lune
Cirque de la Lune LeBaron 2002 bronze series was inspired by the daring flights and humor of Cirque du Soleil acrobates and athletes. “Our kinship is about motion, perfect balance and fun” enthuses the New Jersey artist, and proves it with his animated bronze acrobats and magical moons. Enhanced by colorful patinas, all soar and dive – in the wind and some at the touch of a hand.
6′ x 2.5′ x 3′ $40,000
Rein Triefeldt –Trenton, NJ
#7 Lin Emery – Fold
Aluminum and Stainless steel
Sculpture means a number or geometry: “Fold” is angle
9′ 4″ x 3′ Orbital airspace, 5’8″ above ground 100lbs $75,000
Lin Emery – New Orleans, LA
#8 John King – Palm Dancer
Powder Coated Aluminum
Silver Glider is part plant, part animal. It flies and searches in the horizontal plane above the heads of the life on the street, soaring above the passersby and even buses in the street. It explores and soars serenely in all winds. A strange and delightful creature living happily amongst us in town.
20′ x 20′ orbital airspace, 10′ above ground 400 lbs. $24,000.00
John King – Lyons, Colorado
#9 Paul Daniel – Manolis
Steel, Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Manolis integrates a variety of forms that interact with wind in different ways. The red disks spin in opposing directions creating a counterpoint to the vertical rotors that turn in tandem as one unit. Experimenting with different forms as well as the effect of wind and light upon them is an intriguing phenomenon and has been an ongoing exploration in my work.
4′ x 13′ x 13′ orbital airspace 8′ above ground, 170lbs $40,000
Paul Daniel – Baltimore, MD
#10 Lin Emery – Quinte
Aluminum and Stainless Steel
Sculpture means a number or geometry: “Quinte” means five
14’x7′ Orbital airspace, 7′ above ground 175lbs $90,000
Lin Emery-New Orleans, LA
#11 Jeff Kahn – Three Moons Rising
Aluminum and Stainless Steel
Three aluminum crescent shapes are rotating on three separate axis’s, suspended off of a central column. Each component has a full 360 degree rotational travel, allowing for unlimited motion. The sculpture is made of aluminum and stainless steel. Three Moons Rising is reminiscent of the moon rising over the horizon and arcing across the sky. The sculpture moves and changes like the planets around us.
18′ x 8′ orbital airspace, 8′ above ground 150 lbs. $26,700
Jeff Kahn –Lenshartsville, PA
#12 Jeffery Laudenslager – Basho
Titanium and Stainless Steel
Matsuo Basho was a Japanese poet of great fame when alive and his poem,”Old Pond”, is perhaps the most famous HAIJeffery’s descriptive meaning: “I think of my BASHO in much the same, simple way – three rings, like ripples in a pond, perhaps created by some mythical frog, and the water sound is a silence of gentile breeze. My work leans in the direction of Thai-chi in terms of slow, deliberate motion and harmony. Meditation, contemplation, serenity – these are qualities Iattempt to capture in physical form and movement -and hope to offer the viewer.
15′ x 7′ x 7′ orbital airspace 9′ above ground 200 lbs $75,000
Jeffery Laudenslager –Encinitas, CA
#13 Paul Daniel – Tattletoo
Steel, Aluminum and Stainless Steel
2008 Tattletoo incorporates mirrors and demonstrates myinterest to have the piece go beyond itself reflecting sunlight onto the environment, giving this sculpture an expanded life. Reflected sunlight moves and marks a progression of the day on the surroundings.
13.5′ x 12′ x 12′ orbital airspace 10′ above ground 135lbs $40,000.00
#14 Tom Brewitz – Geometric Stratum
Stainless Steel
Geometric Stratum’ is a descriptive title whereas several geometric shapes are combined in various levels or different ‘strata’ and blended with one large element in the center that ties the composition together.
15′ x 5 ‘with 5’ orbital airspace $25,000.00
#15 David Langley – All A Flutter
Colorful painted butterflies float on sunny breezes
Three 32″ to 34″ wingspan varing 6′ – 8′ spinning in a 6′ orbital airspace$6,000
David Langley, Florida
#16 Sarah Younger – Mni Iktomi ( pronounced m-knee ick-toe-mee )
4 elements form the Lakota sacred hoop: Mni (water) pours across Unci Maka (earth) powered by Anpi (sun) energy to form Thate (wind).
Sarah Younger Boynton Beach, FL