This sculpture is a playful piece that satisfies my long fascination with animation. The spinning spheres are spun while switched in sequence to give the effect of a bouncing ball of light. I hope to make a huge one which will extend form floor to ceiling.
Recognising that all matter and physical objects are made of particles in motion with vast gaps of nothingness between their composite atoms, Wilkinson is interested in the movement of energy and the pattern that are created in the process. The spherical form is of particular interest as Wilkinson considers it to be the purest form in the physical world, the shape all matter, when fluid, gravitates to. Peter McKormack
LEDs, brass and other metals, bearings, slip rings, electronic sequencer, perspex and electric motor