09/05/2012

Reuben Margolin: Sculpting waves in wood and time

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metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
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Reuben Margolin is a kinetic sculptor, crafting beautiful pieces that move in the pattern of raindrops falling and waves combining. Take nine minutes and be mesmerized by his meditative art -- inspired in equal parts by math and nature.

Reuben Margolin's moving sculptures combine the logic of math with the sensuousness of nature.

Rehearsal Photo. 35' x 10' x 20' High paper, magnets, string, steel, wooden ring, 88 pulleys, one motor.
Rehearsal Photo. 35' x 10' x 20' High paper, magnets, string, steel, wooden ring, 88 pulleys, one motor.
Rehearsal Photo. 35' x 10' x 20' High paper, magnets, string, steel, wooden ring, 88 pulleys, one motor.
Connected. 35' x 10' x 20' High paper, magnets, string, steel, wooden ring, 88 pulleys, one motor.
Photo by Neocles Serafimidis 2009 - 12 'x 12' x 25' tall recycled two-liter soda bottles, string, wood, steel, one electric motor.
In progress at Stanford's Sculpture Lab 2010 - 7' x 7 'x 4' tall 400 Recycled aluminum cans, string, pulleys, mechanical parts and two motors.
REUBEN
MARGOLIN

Reuben Heyday Margolin. Reuben Margolin makes wave-like sculptures that undulate, spiral, bob and dip in gloriously natural-seeming ways, driven by arrays of cogs and gears. As a kid, Margolin was into math and physics; at college, he switched to liberal arts and ended up studying painting in Italy ( Classical drawing and painting at the Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence, 1996-1997) and Russia (Monumental painting at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, 1998). Inspired by the movement of a little green caterpillar, he began trying to capture movements of nature in sculptural form. Now, at his studio in Emeryville, California, he makes large-scale undulating installations of wood and recycled stuff. He also makes pedal-powered rickshaws and has collaborated on several large-scale pedal-powered vehicles.

Venta Micena, Spain 2003.

09/05/2012

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