Phil Abernethy - Galileo

Galileo by Phil Abernethy
Galileo - Phil Abernethy
Brass and Aluminum
75 x 12 x 12 in
CAD 35000.00
Available

Not a clock as such, though it could easily be turned into a hybrid.  This work is a play of double independant pendulums of differing lengths impulsed by independent escapements. Having independent escapements and pendulums means that it will have the orchestral effect of the escapements, with thier audible ticking, coupled with the curious visual effect of both the escapements and pendulums going in and out of phase. The lenses used are a reference to Galileo's contributions to astronomy and the composition is inspired by Gothic fashion of his time. The work is automatically wound and uses the Galileos escapement, which he invented circa 1637.

Technical Details: Galileo's escapement, Automatic winding. Brass and aluminum.   

Year: 
2014
Gallery: 
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Subject: 
Kinetic sculpture
Type: 
Sculpture
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