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© 1973

11 feet x 17 ft. x 11 ft.

Sky Reaper is a large, motorized wood and aluminum hanging piece in which a single electric motor powers three gear like elements which inter-mesh continuously. Because of its scale, Sky Reaper's presence is felt throughout the exhibition area.


Sky Reaper...with three large electrically driven paddle-wheel-like structures rotating perpetually so that their frameworks repeatedly intermesh without ever touching.... is suspended from the ceiling and is made primarily of wood and metal.

                                                                           - Tom Patterson,  Winston-Salem Journal,   January 19, 1992  Page C3. 

... a seemingly giant familiar object, looks like a beautiful egg beater suspended from above. As each element of the work turns in match step, casting mysterious interweaving shadows on those watching from below.

                                                                              - Sheri Graves,  Santa Rosa Press Democrat. planes of wooden slats, rather like the waterwheel paddles of a riverboat revolve past each other at a stately pace. 

                                                                                 - Jeffrey Wechsler,  Catalog for Rutgers Exhibition. 


 Blueprint for Sky Reaper 1974 
        21 inches x 35 inches 
   Cyanotype - Edition of 50.

Sky Reaper has been Exhibited at:

1974  OK Harris Gallery, NYC, NY

1978  Rutgers University Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ.

1978   Wake Forest University Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

1984   PS-1, Queens, NY

1991   Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

1993   Technorama, Winterthur,  Switzerland.

1994   The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

1996   Inventure Place, Akron, OH.

1999   Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

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