Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory II, Variation IV
1979 / George Rickey / Cincinnati
Two large rectangular paddles move unpredictably in a perpetual dance atop a 28 foot vertical shaft. Rickey achieved a delicate balance in the work that allows the paddles to rotate around a horizontal bar while the bar orbits the vertical shaft. Light reflects off the hand polished surfaces of the paddles illuminating the piece and further emphasizing the feeling of movement.