Kinetic Sculpture, The Wave by Reuben Margolin
Visible and invisible waves are all around us. Waves ripple in water, a vibrating guitar string, or a wriggling Slinky; sound waves are heard in the form of speech, music, or a barking dog. Energy radiates from stars as electromagnetic waves.
Suspended above Chabot’s main lobby, Reuben Margolin’s large-scale kinetic sculpture will captivate visitors with its fluid movement. The Wave invites contemplation from a variety of perspectives: as a mesmerizing kinetic sculpture; as a visualization of the complexities of wave motion and related scientific and mathematical concepts; and as an intricate and beautiful mechanical device.
Kinetic artist Reuben Margolin’s work combines the logic of mathematics with inspiration drawn from the beauty and patterns of nature. His work has also been shown at the Exploratorium, the Aquarium of the Pacific, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
For more information on the artist’s work, go to reubenmargolin.com