I am fascinated with the exploration of shapes within shapes, order coming from disorder, and the unexpected magnitude of small, ordinary objects representing the profound importance of tiny things. Those little things can analogize the complexity of our social structures, our lives, and even our minds. With my sound sculptures I love the grace of a static cantilever arm flowing to the kinetic bell that swings from it, and below the bell the clapper extension as a counterweight that prolongs the ringing of the bell and creates a peculiar, sometimes surprisingly irregular cadence for the after-rings - a small amount of energy with surprising, lingering effects.
Artist: Joe Allred from Hot Springs Village, AR
Location: 420 Courtney Way, at The Arts HUB
Materials: Steel, Automotive Paint