When you slowly push down on the top stone with a deliberate rhythm, almost like slowly dribbling a basketball, and release, the stone continues to vibrate and go up and down for a number of minutes like a stone marble head.
The top stone sits on just three points in the spring without any fasteners. I titled the piece, Boing, Boing & Boing because that is what you are expecting from a spring sound. But the sculpture is silent.
I have always been fascinated with the flexibility of steel as a material. We assume that steel is strong, heavy and solid, when it is actually quite flexible. Think about flat springs for automobiles and even large coil springs and even, Boing, Boing & Boing.
August 15, 2019