Solar Sculptures

 

My solar sculptures are an exploration of mankind’s relationship with nature and technology, and seek to promote an awareness  of the normal balance of forces found in nature.  Using solar technology, The Solar Flower Blossom sculptures are colorful and plant-like, in that they are seductively colorful, changing their shape, deriving sustenance from the energy in the environment. However they remain as machines.  As such they help to make people aware of the natural world and of the use of solar energy. 

     Furthermore the solar technology that powers all of these artworks represents a hope for the future.  Inevitably as these sculptures are exhibited even nontechnical people are curious about what makes them work.  This curiosity promotes the awareness that I believe is a key to beginning the restoration of the normal balance of nature, as well as survival of the human race on earth.