" Rolling Ball Bridge " A site-specific project using a 6'-0 stainless steel sphere that tracks on a protected rail system below the walkway. Viewers could push the ball back and forth as they crossed the bridge structure.
Collection of the Des Moines Art Center
" Water Tower "
A complex drawing using 4 layers of translucent graph paper cross-section of the structural elements of the work.
" Cranbrook Rain Dome "
Wind Generated Water Pumping System to feed the Fountains at Cranbrook from the Aquifer System under the Campus.
" Hamilton Cenotaph Tower"
Maquette for a 250 foot tower
" Hamilton Cenotaph Tower "
" Project for cleaning up Lake St. Claire"
Wind generated pumping stations that float in the center of the lake. They would aerate and clean the contaminated lake water.
" Project for cleaning up Lake St. Claire"
Detail of the Clinton River
Original Proposed Drawing for the sculpture titled " X-Ray Man-Ray "
Public Commission for the City of Birmingham, Michigan
" X-Ray Man Ray "
Donated to the city of Birmingham, MI.
by Dr. Mark Berman
Proposed as the tallest city park in the world. Created to solve the problems of large buildings casting shadows on Central Park in NYC. The park structure has a spiral ramp way to top at 3500 feet to walk or take core elevator system.
I proposed these site-specific works in the Swiss Alps using pre-existing avalanche walls creating structures support colorful panels on the side of mountain. I received no support from the Swiss government on this project.
A drawing of a site-specific proposal for the Swiss Alps by building a support structure to reinforce avalanche walls with a series reflective panels opposite a structure of color that could be seen the opposing mountainsides.
Proposed as a new energy source using wind driven solar panels that rotate in a 360 degree movement picking up both wind and solar power
My work is about constructed problem solving. A complicated idea revolving around capitol punishment. I was thinking about a humane way to deal with criminal executions. I personally disagree with capitol punishment. In an effort to designed a prison that would solve the problem. There are 3 layers of translucent herculene showing the outer section and the interior sections of the spiral system with 208 jail cells. The prisoners move up the spiral ramp to the top. The last cell is number 209 with a 360 degree view of the outside world. I was directly influenced by the last scene of the movie "Soylent Green".
Proposed a wall site-specific sculpture on the outside of a building using translucent plexiglass mirror panels would pick up reflective light. The viewers from inside the building could see right through the two way mirrored panels piece. The mirrors themselves would pick the moving imagine of the clouds passing and variety activities on the street below.
6 -12 ft. stainless steel sphere (outside a sport arena)
Pencil, color markers, 2 layers of graph paper
30" x 20"
I designed the " Floating Ball Bridge " for a art collector who had a long narrow lake on his property and wanted an unusual bridge across the lake.
I used what I would call functional engineering and create a site-specific piece of 13 floating spheres that support the structure of the bridge both the summer months as well as the frozen winter months.
Color makers and ink on Herculene Film
40" x 30"
Ball proposal: installation for 15 steel spheres
into a room at P.S 1 in Queens , New York by using a single steel cable to lock them in a room.
Proposal for an architectural installation of 10 - 8 foot steel sphere on a wedge shaped sideway held in place by steel retainer structure on a contemporary art museum in Chicago.
This drawing is a part of a series of drawings and sketches for some my on site installation and at galleries or museums.
An original drawing for Public Art Program for percentage art fund for the city of Seattle, Washington. To design "art gate" of the new bus station. The balls would roll off each other and support the gate as it would open and close.
An experiment in depth perception using two rooms at P.S. 1 where I had a studio in the late 70's.... creating the illusion two spheres of two different sizes from one room to the next.
Another experiment in depth perception using a site-specific work in the late 70's.... creating the illusion two spheres of two different sizes . Placed on a constructed abstract steel I-Beam to distort the illusion of how the spheres ( one 6'-0 and the other 10'-0 ) sit in the well of the I-Beam .
A land installation using six foot hundreds steel spheres that would refine the surface landscape.
A series of seven 36" steel spheres held in place by concrete casting holding them in place in a straight line.
I did a number of on site installation bring a variety of found material a museum or art galleries and use the outdoor space that was available to me.
I made a lot guerrilla installation during my time in New York City.
Idea for chain locking two 48" polyglots spheres to a vertical I-Beam post
Designed as a water tower that is connected to a power supply building, The drawing is four layers of translucent graph paper which aided in drawing the intricate construction of the support structure for the sphere.
Pencil on Graphic Paper
30" x 20"
Private Art Collection
I proposed a series of it ideas using the World Trade Towers in an effort to create monumental architectural floating aluminum rings that would float up and down using the vertical sheer force of the wind striking the towers 1982.
Top view of the structural elements of the woPencil, color markers, 4 layers of Herculene film
36 2/4 " x 30" Catalog Cover for the Sculpture & Drawings Nassau County Museum Copyrighted 1982
I have made a series on site installations at Museums, Art Centers and Galleries Made various materials I-Beams, steel cable, steel balls and wood.
Proposal for a design to create an earthquake proof building that is sited on 32- 40 '-0 steel sphere with sliding teflon pads at the top and bottom. The dense structure of the building would keep the building intact as it would roll off the steel spheres during an earthquake.