Kinetic Sculptures – Some Vintage Masterpieces that Still Inspire the World
Kinetic sculptures refer to the sculptures in which there are moving objects. These objects are powered by
either electric, or wind or are hand powered by the observer. Most kinetic sculptures use power to make movements
of the parts involved thus releasing kinetic energy that gives effect to the movement of the parts. The first form
of kinetic sculpture is the wheel of the bicycle as is commonly believed. Many also believe the sundial or the
pendulum-based clocks of a more modern age form a part of the kinetic sculpture.
Various artistes and scientists have contributed their mite in the development of kinetic sculptures. This is
the only form of sculpture that is known to be still continuously evolving with the wheel being the base of all
evolution. Thus, there is the windmill, the water mill and the automobile wheels that are continuously evolving at
every stage. Anything that has the ability to move in a sculpture is kinetic in nature. For that matter, all
movable things, including various models of cars and buses, trucks and vans are all kinetic sculptures.
Some of the best kinetic sculptures that exist in the world are the ones that are continuously moving and
are on big monuments, buildings and historical places...
The marvel of engineering and technology stills keep the Big Ben in London ticking away. Set to start ticking
since 1858 the magnificent clock has been ticking away for more than one and a half centuries. The chimes of the
clock are until date still relayed live every hour by the BBC Radio.
Amongst the few other examples of kinetic sculptures is a clock in Prague’s Old Town Square. The prestigious
clock is a landmark today when every hour thousands of visitors gather in front of the 15th century edifice that
still chimes regularly. The clock has seen many a tense moment during its illustrious years of existence. It is
believed that the main engineer who manufactured the clock was rudely blinded by the authorities so that he could
never make a similar masterpiece in any other city.
Modern day kinetic sculptures are much simpler and have little recognition as such. These are available off the
shelf in any major shop selling gift and presentation items. Bigger sculptures require an order to be placed
beforehand with the suppliers. These kinetic sculptures do not work for days on end; in fact, there are few that
are on automatic operation today. Most of the battery or electricity operated sculptures work for a limited period
before dying out.
You can also make your own kinetic sculptures for your house or for selling them in the shops. The ways to do so
are mentioned in detail online. Just log in and let your imaginations flow from there on. However, it must be
remembered that these are money-based projects and involve a good amount of costs in the entire outlay. One
cheering fact is that in these days of rapidly changing fashion and technology, kinetic sculptures still remain in