|Project by Derek||posted 04-18-2013 01:00 AM||1909 views||11 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a balancing sculpture I call, Fescue. Each of the three wooden blades is a carefully balanced pendulum, and each blade hangs from the next largest blade. If you give it a push, it spins and tumbles with a seemingly random and chaotic motion. It takes about 30 seconds to reach equilibrium and return to its starting orientation. Fescue also has the option of an alternative appearance by simply moving one of the blade’s weights (see the images above).
You can see Fescue in action here: http://youtu.be/o_aHe6LKm6Q
Plans for Fescue are available on my website: http://www.derekhugger.com
All the best,