And Still This
Originally, this piece was displayed in participation with an Earth Day event in 2010 in Denton, TX. It is intended to demonstrate the fragile equilibrium of nature. Every element is connected and related in size, shape, material, and weight. Because of the delicate balance, even a slight change in environment (a gust of wind or seismic shift) causes an eruption of movement. The parts settle to form the idealized shape of a circle. This is intended to encourage the viewer to be still and match the piece with an inner sense of balance.
I included it then again in 2013 as part of a solo show in Hayward, CA. Here, I displayed it in tandem with a long meandering cut paper piece entitled "Westward Horizon."