HOW IT WORKS
The Swinging Stick
The sculpture is a seemingly simple structure, which arouses people’s curiosity about its design principles. The kinetic sculpture is carefully hand-made by very experienced craftsmen, who will precisely calibrate the weights and magnets in the arms to achieve endless unpredictable movements. Although it seems easy to make, in fact, a high-level understanding of science, mathematics, and physics is essential to understanding how it is made and works.
So where did the idea of ”The Swinging Sticks” come from?
The concept of this kinetic sculpture can be traced back to the concept of perpetual motion, which is a theory put forward by many scientific and philosophical thinkers for a century.