Sun Wheel II

Prototype model for public sculpture using solar energy to power the movement. The sun's heat is focused by a parabolic mirror onto a horizontal vessel fed with water. The steam produced spins the vessel and its double helix, sending plumes of steam into the surrounding spaces. Exhibited at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Museum of Science, and 1982 World's Fair at Knoxville, TN. 6' feet high, 2' wide, 4' deep; aluminized acrylic mirror, horizontal boiler of glass, copper with selective coating, stainless steel, Teflon, vinyl tubing, phenolic; mounted on aluminum frame.

Dimensions of sculpture0.6096 × 1.8288 × 1.2192 meters
  • Knoxville, United States Map
  • Boston, United States Map
  • Cambridge, United States Map