For all of you who have wondered about the
process that I follow in creating these fascinating kinetic
sculptures, here is a book with the answers.
In the book Joy in Motion: Exploring Kinetic
Sculpture there are no completed plans. Completed kinetic
sculpture plans are available on my website. Instead, we walk
through the creative process from beginning to end; from concept
to reality, and show the steps that I use to bring a sculpture
to life. I describe in much more detail how some of the kinetic
sculptures shown on my website actually work.
You’ll also get to see some completely
unique mechanisms. There are many sculptures shown in the 282
pages of Joy in Motion: Exploring Kinetic Sculpture that have
not been previously displayed, and cannot be seen anywhere else.
Other creative builders are also showcased in this book as their
work illustrates the various sculptures, techniques, skills
or just plain genius of those woodworkers from around the world
with whom I’ve been so blessed to come to know as virtual
The way I create is certainly not the only way. There are many
ways of applying engineering and physics, after all. But I think
understanding the process will be a useful guide in helping
builders create their own unique and exciting sculptures.
The price of the pdf
book is $56.00 and is available as an instant download using
the link below:
As I receive pictures of completed original designs
from their makers using principles from my book, I will post
them in this Flickr pool:
Designs by Kinetic Sculptors
Don't forget to send me your pictures!