…stretching for the sky and moves with the weather…
In this sculpture the temperature differences are used to force movements into a two part construction.
- As the metal coil (fixed in one end) become warmer/colder by the ambient air and directly by the sun, the pipe (making up the coil) is sliding on hundreds of rollers and forced to “stretch-contract” according to the temperature.
- This movement is transferred (by a connecting arrangement) to a mechanism making the spires folds/unfolds accordingly.
The sculpture, with its seven tall spires senses the temperature, thus changes expression.
Sokna village, Buskerud, Norway
Link to a timelaps video: http://youtu.be/H7v_JQHNKZk