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Four Rectangles Oblique

By George Rickey
Category: Sculpture


George Rickey rejected the use of motors to power his sculptures and used the rectangular panels, like sails, to capture the wind. When the wind decreases, gravity begins to exert its pull on the panels. The exact movements of the sculpture are impossible to predict. Four Rectangles Oblique is a study in opposites: the rectangular forms are simple and orderly, while the movement, activated by the wind and gravitational pull, is complex and spontaneous.

Courtesy of the Gateway Foundation.

Dimensions: 19′ x 19’8″ x 1.5′ x 6′
Year Completed: 1979
Material: Stainless steel
Owner: Gateway Foundation

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