Alegro

date. 2019

city. Santa Barbara

size. 73” T x 20” D x 32” W

The Red Planet is one of a series of planetary works I created in 2019. Neon rings on a metal sphere with a patina created by fire. Custom metal welded base.

Constructed with the action board and free moving hammers, and the keys of a piano on a triangular metal base, Alegro is upbeat and embodies movement. The hammers are all able to be positioned in never-ending positions, creating fascinating visual patterns. Though delicate, the hammers all move to touch and will hold their positions, making this work very interactive. Backlit in purple, Alegro offers a very striking look of dramatic silhouette when only the backlight is used.