The Theory of Twilight

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
steel plate and motor
Credit line
Gift of Don and Nancy Eiler
Accession number
1999.123
Collection
Not Currently On View

Alice Aycock's kinetic sculpture is made of aluminum plates and blades within a steel frame, with a small motor attached at the base.

Aycock's early sculptures were built of wood. In 1979 she began to exhibit machines with moving metal parts-wheels and axles propelled by electric motors. When set in motion, The Theory of Twilight creates a dramatic, impressive, abstract tableau that may inspire feelings of danger.

For conservation purposes, The Theory of Twilight operates for five minutes on the hour and half hour.

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