Today was kinetic sculpture day with Meryl Tardash. Meryl is a college professor and sculptor working with kinetic, or moving, artwork. She has had the opportunity to produce a number of public art pieces, many of which make us of mobile structures. I found today to be a huge challenge because of the patience required to find balance points. Patience is not my forte but Meryl had patience to spare and helped me to grasp the idea of asymmetrical balance. We talked a great deal about the work of Alexander Calder and how he was the first artist to create suspended works. Meryl spent time explaining the science behind kinetic works of art and specifically the physics of asymmetrical balance (d(istance) X w(eight) = w X d). I have a friend who infuses his physics class with art by having the students build functional mobiles and I would like to pursues
Middle School Art Educator. Adjunct Art Education Professor. Non-Profit Arts Organization Board Member. Artist. Arts Advocate. Dog-Mom. CrossFit Enthusiast.
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