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Free fall

Ann Gildner's avatar Ann Gildner

“Free Fall” is crafted out of steel. The spheres where formed from 20ft pieces of 3” pipe. The pipe was shaped and welded into two, 150ft spirals. The spirals were woven through and around each other to create continuous movement of the 12ft rings. The rings are left in their natural state to patina organically. Three, full sized human bodies, where cast with plaster to create the molds for the figures. Thousands of 1/8 – 1 inch steel discs were arranged and welded to create three “free falling” bodies. Each figure was created in sections as the artist arranged the discs by sight and feel. For the finish look, the figures were sculpted with weld, grinned and galvanized. The galvanizing process will allow the figures to remain unaffected by the elements – forever. “Free Fall” is the absence of any other forces. Gravitation is reduced to a space time curvature. A body in free fall has no force acting on it and moves along a geodesic force. The mind is at the state of openness.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 144 inches
  • Medium: Steel
  • Width: 144 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 168 inches