Like so many of Kevin’s sculptures, Strike speaks of balance and grace.
If you are wondering why a windchime – which is rung by the capricious wiles of the wind – is named Strike, behold its profile below, which reveals its cobra-inspired form.
Even though Strike reaches 8-1/4 feet into the sky, its stand is light and graceful, while the bell – 5 feet tall itself – constitutes the bulk of the piece’s weight. Fortunately, Kevin has built it so that the bell is easily removable, yet swings freely to dance with the lightest breeze.
Private Collection, Barrington Hills, Illinois. Steel, 99″ x 38″ x 37″, 2007.