12 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches
copper, zinc, sea water, electronic circuit and pebbles
Note: Multiples of Magnetic Attraction have been created as a Unlimited Edition by the Artist.
Examples of Magnetic Attraction are currently in the collection of the Artist.
In Magnetic Attraction a metal wire made from a common coat hanger supports a small, red magnet. Meeting, but not touching the magnet, is a paper clip, tied with a bit of string. The little clip floats, held in the air by magnetic force.
"... a paper clip maintained in mid air at the end of a red thread by the pull of a magnet, the movement is sureptitious; one sees activity of the magnetic field with uncanny clarity, sensing its pull, the extent of its muscle, and the transforming nature of its embrace."
- Review by Thomas McEvilley, Artforum, November-1984