Reuben Margolin's kinetic wave sculptures


19 Responses to “Reuben Margolin's kinetic wave sculptures”

  1. Chas44 says:

    Now THAT is truly a Wonderful Thing! Bravo!

  2. montauk says:

    I love how simply and good-naturedly he describes his work. Beautiful stuff.

  3. Graty says:


    Wow. A great example of the whole being greater than the sum of its cardboard, plywood and polyethylene terephthalate string.

  4. Dedalus says:

    ur right – he’s like an excited lil kid – i wanna be like him when i grow up!!!!!!!

  5. Takuan says:

    I have this vision of a vast, animated wireframe scene of whole, complex characters…

  6. cszostek says:

    That was beautiful. Great way to end a Friday.

  7. theWalrus says:

    beautiful and amazing

  8. Anonymous says:

    no doubt in order to get those installations paid for, they had to embroider it with all kinds of pretentious sounding boilerplate…but his thinking is so beautiful and simple “I just thought it would be really cool to…”, and that’s all it needs to be. he’s like a big kid, and bravo for him.

  9. Blinde Schildpad says:

    That is so pretty! Reminds me of the Strandbeesten by the dutch artist Theo Jansen.

  10. sciencemike says:

    @ 16 I completely agree. No post-modernist, deconstructionist artistic mumbo-jumbo! He thinks waves are beautiful so he makes them. That simplicity does not take away from the complexity and beauty of his work.

  11. D3 says:

    Beautiful stuff! Thanks so much for sharing.

  12. Boeotian says:

    that is truly amazing. the movements are so fluid. awesome.

  13. Anonymous says:

    OMG. That’s awesome.
    I’ve always said math is beautifull.
    Wonder if he does small scale waves, I’d like to have one on my desk.

  14. Micah says:

    That rickshaw he used to pick up parts from his neighbor was also something he made. This guy rules.

  15. teufelsdroch says:

    seems like this guy would totally dig quantum carpets:

  16. Certhas says:


    Is there anywhere to find out what music they used? Or does anyone happen to know what in particular the first one was?


  17. ill lich says:

    @ #14 CERTHAS– sounds like some new interpretation of Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps”, that they maybe mixed over some minimalist marimba music (Steve Reich perhaps).

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