Music for above: Mozart, Piano sonata no. 13 in B flat major, K. 333, pianist Brendan Kinsella via www.musopen.com.
Here are some more pieces in the Bird series. This work consists of 12 mobiles, suspended and quietly moving in the air. These mobiles continue the original Bird series, which perched the perforated anodized aluminum constructions on stainless steel poles.
The photograph above is shown here in a large screen JPEG. Dmitry Krasny took this wonderful photograph above with an antique camera using black and white roll film.
The photograph above, with the piece "The Dove of Love Fell Off Its Perch" (center), is shown here in a large screen JPEG.
-- Edward Tufte
A few birds have come in from outdoors and are installed in the kitchen by Andy Conklin. The kitchen has a curved vaultlike ceiling that allows the birds to get up in the air. Andy is standing on the island in the middle of the kitchen.
Below, a small Bird hanging from a hallway ceiling. Other pieces include, at far left, an ET 1970s wall sculpture with pop art and constructivist elements; a tiny sliver of the poster by Gustav Klutsis, Everyone to the Re-election of the Soviets, 1930 from my Visual Explanations, pp. 136-137; at center, a Babar print (Babar in his painting studio) by Laurent de Brunhoff which hangs above a French 1890s cast-iron lion (see the Henri Rousseau lion in Visual Explanations, pp. 130-131; and then, at right, an ET geometric painting (London, 1970) used as a cover design for my Data Analysis for Politics and Policy; a bookprint (opening spread of Enivsioning Information); and an old wooden bird sitting on a low maple table by ET about 15 years ago. And a constructivist clock of temporarily unknown origin.
-- Edward Tufte
From the left, this picture shows Millstones 4 and 5 in the background, a stainless steel Spray (#4) in the foreground, Escaping Flatland 10, and one of the Birds ("The Dove of Love Fell Off the Perch") suspended vertically from a wire. The gently rolling hills allow local horizons to help lift up, isolate, and show the various pieces.
-- Edward Tufte
Dear Edward/Ted/ ? I am overwhelmed as I glide thru pages of your wonderful work, from a small space in the centre of the middle at the heart of Wales.
I am so inspired and encouraged. Maybe, because while in NY State last week I was told about the Fibinocci Principle ... now, surfing, googling, I now come across your work which meets David Smith's, and my late blooming need to create, presently with metal, and always amongst and by nature.
Carole in Mid Wales
What about a day's/weeks longer workshop over here???
Here are some new pieces in the Bird series. The first 25 Birds were made from anodized aluminum; the new pieces are made from stainless steel and the first few seem to be resting on the ground or on a stainless steel base. This encourages an investigation of shadows, as shown in the new pictures below. There's a lot going on with the shadows which move and change as the sun moves across the sky.The shadows are projected onto stainless steel flats, either at the base or behind the Bird.