Rolling Ball Sculptures: Amazing Kinetic Art
A simple rolling ball; it can entertain and educate, inspire and captivate.
Even though a rolling ball sculpture can range from super simple to extremely complex, it will always be grounded to the most simple of movements; a ball rolling on a track. Move the ball to the top of the track, let it go, and gravity becomes the motive force. Utilize creative track designs to harness the energy of the falling ball, and amazing things can be achieved.
The rolling ball can be used to captivate, demonstrate, and educate on many levels. From small single track sculptures, to room-filling complex installations, each sculpture works in harmony with both the environment and with the experiences of the viewers. Add the entertainment value of colorful balls suspended on polished tracks, soaring jumps over deep ravines, and roller coaster loops in a tangled web, and the simple movement has been elevated to a work of mechanical art. Include informational, educational, or creative themes and you have the essence of my rolling ball sculptures.
Since 1999, I have incorporated the ideas of entertainment, intrigue, and education into all of my sculptures. Each and every one of my sculptures is a unique commission, specific to its environment and message. Please view the photos, watch the videos, and enjoy the details of each rolling ball sculpture as you experience this site. Be sure to connect with Eddie's Mind via your favorite social media links to get the latest updates and be the first to see the newest rolling ball sculpture installation. Please check back often, Eddie's Mind is always up to something fun and creative.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you find enjoyment and intrigue in the art of creative engineering. And above all, I hope my designs inspire you to find creative solutions in your own life.
"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Updated images posted in the large sculpture, The Emulator. Click Here
A new video of The Emulator was posted to YouTube with fun sounds from retro 8-bit gaming machines. Click the image above or Click Here.
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