Sculptures by Tim Prentice seen at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York - Glissando

Glissando

A kinetic installation of 1140 reflective elements that flash with natural light from the glass curtain wall by day and from downspots by night, giving the impression of a room filled with the energy of a thousand giant fireflies.

Meet the Creator

In my current work in kinetic sculpture, I am trying to concentrate on the movement, rather than the object. I take it as an article of faith that the air around us moves in ways which are organic, whimsical, and unpredictable. I therefore assume that if I were to abdicate the design to the wind, the work would take on these same qualities.

The engineer in me wants to minimize friction and inertia to make the air visible. The architect studies matters of scale and proportion. The navigator and sailor want to know the strength and direction of the wind. The artist wants to understand its changing shape.

Meanwhile, the child wants to play.

Available for commission/custom work