GeoKinetic Sculpture - Twentynine PalmsCA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 34° 07.716 W 116° 02.243
11S E 588762 N 3776833
Quick Description: This unique geokinetic sculpture is at the Joshua Tree Visitors Center on National Park Dr in Twentynine Palms.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/22/2010 5:36:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM89BA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
Views: 10

Long Description:
This geokinetic sculpture is composed of a 12-foot mast and two delicately balanced, bearing-mounted discs with tails. The two elements move independently of each other. Like the wind that moves them, their movement is both fluid and unpredictable. This piece has been referred to as the "gentle giant." Its movements are never rapid or hurried, even in the strongest wind, and it spins lazily in the calmest breezes. The sculpture spans 20 feet when its arms are in opposition, and each arm weighs 800 pounds. The arms' delicate balance places them variously in and out of harmony with each other - a reminder that all relationships are at best delicate and ever changing.
Title of Piece: Joshua Tree National Park GeoKinetic

Artist: Steven L. Rieman

Material/Media: Steel

Date of Creation or Placement: 1995

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Joshua Tree Visitors Center

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Web link(s) to YouTube or other video: Not listed

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