Description: Innovative kinetic sculptor Rein Triefeldt's "Flyer" bronzes are inspired by the daring flights and humor of the circus. According to the artist, the goal of these works is is "motion, perfect balance and fun". In this sculpture an animated bronze acrobat frolics amid the whales. This figurative bronze with a greenish patina moves with the touch of a hand; its small scale makes it suitable as a desktop or tabletop sculpture. See whale sculpture in motion. |
Triefeldt's kinetic bronzes are in public, corporate and private collections in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and Hong Kong. In 2006, his solar-powered collaborative work with physicist Rob Goldston entitled "Stellarator" was on view in Princeton University's "Quark Park". Two works by Rein Triefeldt appeared in the 2003 Dutch Biennial of kinetic sculpture. The December 2003 issue of the magazine "Sculpture" focuses on Rein Triefeldt's forays into the world of large-scale, solar-powered kinetic sculpture. A more traditionally powered kinetic Rein Triefeldt sculpture entitled "Flyer" was featured at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
View more artworks by Rein Triefeldt. Visit Rein Triefeldt's studio. Rein Triefeldt also accepts commissions for interior, garden and large scale sculpture; email or phone Biddington's for further information.