Ed's Choice

100 cm * 38 cm * 62 cm height

hand powered chain lift

polished stainless steel

Commissioned by private collector from S. Korea.

My first hand powered chain lift and a knot in this one. Four consecutive fall-through arms (what a name) are also something I’ve never done before.

After the balls are loaded in the top container, first ball is released by pressing a small lever. I’ve made a long curvy track before the ball triggers a ball releasing mechanism and the next ball is released to give them some space between them. But one can choose to release more than only one ball making the sculpture more “crowdy”. More released balls means the top container will empty faster but the top container can be filled at any time without disturbing operation of the sculpture.

Opeartion duration is about 10 minutes with one ball released.