11 feet x 17 ft. x 11 ft.
Currently in the collection of the Artist
Sky Reaper is a large, motorized wood and aluminum hanging piece in which a single electric motor powers three gear-like elements which intermesh continuously. Because of its scale Sky Reaper's presence is felt throughout the exhibition area.
Blueprint for Sky Reaper 1974
21 inches x 35 inches
Cyanotype - Edition of 50.
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.
...open 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.
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