Quill Sail

Stainless steel, aluminum sheet, recycled steel milk can

Quill Sail is a new work inspired by great writers of the past, from Shakespeare to Edgar Allen Poe. It is a kinetic version of a writer’s ink pot and quill pen that “dances with the wind”.

The concept is much like some of my other kinetic works where the shaft is stabilized by hidden counterweights. Here the kinetic quill is brushed aluminum on a stainless-steel shaft, which passes through a recycled steel “ink pot” into the base, framed with stainless steel and faced with aluminum sheet.

It is about eight feet tall and three feet wide.

It is part of this year’s ARTsites exhibition at Howard Community College, Columbia, MD.

3’ x 3’ x 8’