Four Open Squares Horizontal Gyratory-Tapered

Four Open Squares by Rickey
Photo by William J. Hebert.

The repertoire of George Rickey is virtually synonymous with the 20th century kinetic sculpture. Although trained as a painter, the artist began experimenting with metals and sculpture during his military service.  he use of geometry and precise engineering in combination with a minimalist aesthetic define his style. Four Open Squares Horizontal Gyratory-Tapered is a unique piece due to horizontal composition that functions in a water setting.

George Rickey. Four Open Squares Horizontal Gyratory-Tapered, 1984. Stainless steel, 16 inches above water. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Estate of George Rickey.