The Theory of Twilight

Alice Aycock (American, 1946-)

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Alice Aycock's kinetic sculpture is made of aluminum plates and blades within a steel frame, with a small motor attached at the base.

Aycock's early sculptures were built of wood. In 1979 she began to exhibit machines with moving metal parts-wheels and axles propelled by electric motors. When set in motion, The Theory of Twilight creates a dramatic, impressive, abstract tableau that may inspire feelings of danger.

For conservation purposes, The Theory of Twilight operates for five minutes on the hour and half hour.

Don and Nancy Eiler

Object Information

Alice Aycock (American, 1946-)
creation date
about 1982-1983
steel plate and motor
115 x 70 x 48 in.
accession number
credit line
Gift of Don and Nancy Eiler
© Alice Aycock
Contemporary Art

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