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.

Object Information

artist
Alice Aycock (American, 1946-)
creation date
about 1982-1983
materials
steel plate and motor
accession number
1999.123A-H
credit line
Gift of Don and Nancy Eiler
copyright
© Alice Aycock
collection
Contemporary Art
colors

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