RBS 071 - "Planet Nine" - October 2017 - 26"H x 32"W x 11"D

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Motorized ring lift rolling ball sculpture with 1" marbles. This is a medium sized piece ~26"H x 32"W x 11"D - with 10 acrylic hand painted details. Signed, dated and numbered. ~14 - 1" peacock glass marbles plus another 5 glass marbles affixed in the sculpture. 

Mounts right onto your wall via adjustable mounting brackets (see photo), or can be simply placed on your table. Both options are designed in!

This piece is both table top and wall-mountable. Low voltage powered with inline on/off switch.


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Construction photos

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Build notes

RBS 071 is called "Planet Nine". This piece, as well as others, features a wave form at the top. The wave form also functions as a handle to carry the sculpture when needed. The base front rail is curved - that is a new addition to the overall design.

This work introduces arc cut panels to complement the rectangular panels, and arc cut panels open up many new design avenues for me. The color for "Planet Nine was inspired by the peacock marbles. I often order marbles, and I ordered a new color just to see, and it works very well.

This sculpture is signed "Jendro" in metal on the base, and also signed and numbered and dated on the reverse side of the painted panels. It can be mounted on a wall using the adjustable wall mounts on the sculpture, or it can be set on a table. It is designed to do either. The sculpture is also designed to survive shipping stresses too.

This is a hubless ring design - the ring turns lightly on the shaft of the motor and lifts the marbles up. The hubless ring design means that there are no spokes in the center. This creates a hollow area for all the track to magically pass through the center of the sculpture.

Mounts right onto your wall via adjustable mounting brackets, or can be placed on your table. Both options are designed in!