Five Lines Diagonal Jointed II

Five Lines Diagonal Jointed II

Photo by Peter McDaniel
Photo by Peter McDaniel
Photo by Peter McDaniel
Photo by Peter McDaniel

Prodigious and prolific, George Rickey developed an artistic oeuvre synonymous with kinetic art. Working within a vocabulary of abstract, geometric forms and stainless steel, his body of work became among the iconic in American sculpture. Rickey's engineering revolved largely around the use of ball bearings and meticulous calculations for his designs. This was the second large-scale sculpture by the artist to enter the collection and was a favorite of Fred Meijer.

George Rickey. Five Lines Diagonal Jointed II, 1989. Stainless steel, 168 x 96 x 26 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Estate of George Rickey.