The repertoire of George Rickey is virtually synonymous with 20th-century kinetic sculpture. Although trained as a painter, the artist began experimenting with metals and sculpture during his military service. The use of geometry and precise engineering in combination with a minimalist aesthetic define his style. Four Open Squares Horizontal Gyratory-Tapered is unique for its horizontal composition that functions in a water setting.
George Rickey. Four Open Squares Horizontal Gyratory-Tapered, 1984. Stainless steel, above water, 16.5 x 64.5 x 112 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. Four Open Squares Horizontal Gyratory-Tapered, 1984 © Estate of George Rickey/Artist Rights Society (ARS).