Arthur Ganson, Contemporary Movement in Composition

Thursday, May 31, 2012
An explorer of the mechanical world, Arthur Ganson seeks excitement in the creation of motion. A profound demonstrator of existentialism-themed kinetic wonders, Ganson creates displays that showcase movement in many variable ways. His pieces fondly play with the process of Rube Goldberg machines and shed a new light on the role kinetic sculpture plays in philosophical symbolism.

The piece here is entitled the Thinking Chair. It's a miniscule chair that moves fluidly around a rock base in a peculiar pattern. 

Ganson's curious sculptures make use of entertaining displays of action and reaction. The well-known sculptor was welcomed to do a talk on his craft at the TED conferences. Videos on his moving works are readily accessible by just searching with his name online. Ganson moves the world forward with his interesting passion for art and movement. His influence spreads across to younger generations as well as older art enthusiasts. His habit of making over complex machines to execute simple tasks give them the new purpose of becoming art rather than simply existing as purely mechanical objectives. His connection with metaphysical themes also influences his inspiration to create. His elegant style of perfecting his craft makes it easy to admire his interest in sculpture.


{ Matthew Tran } at: March 7, 2016 at 12:16 PM said...

Awesome! I'll stay tuned to more of your content in the future!!!
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P.S. I've made a ton of sculptures aswell as plenty of failed sculptures. I'm only a highschool student but once I graduate, sculpting will be a major focus when i acquire the money and tools to do it.

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