Ralfonso - SENSE #1 - Interactive Light & Clock Mural and SculptureWe just completed the installation of the 14ft (4.2m) by 11.5ft (3.5m) Ralfonso - SENSE #1 – INTERACTIVE LIGHT & CLOCK mural in the new lobby of the Galleria International bldg. in W. Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
482 cubes and 288 programmable RGB LEDs create a visual story that develops every hour - and culminates in the LIGHT CHIME, indicating the time on the hour.
Originally designed 12 years ago, this interactive LIGHT & CLOCK wall sculpture can be connected to the Internet, Cellphone APP and sensors...
See the original 2008 SENSE design here: https://youtu.be/OncBjVHDE4Y
Other versions are as a major interactive Chandelier - see Ralfonso - 1001 CUBES: https://youtu.be/pXlI50AzAbA
Ralfonso: Designer of environmentally interactive, kinetic and light sculptures (sculptures that interact with the environment such as wind, water, etc.) since 1980. Since 1999 he specializes in the design and execution of large to monumental kinetic and light sculptures for public places.
All Ralfonso kinetic sculptures move, as they interact with water, wind, electricity, as well as with the natural environment and most importantly, the viewer.
Sculpture designs range in size from 60cm (2ft.) to 300m (1,000ft.) Sculptures have been exhibited or commissioned or permanently installed in Switzerland, Netherlands, Russia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, France, Taiwan and the USA.
For more information: www.ralfonso.com
WISHING WELL - an 88m architectural folly by RalfonsoWe are really happy with this new design, an architectural folly called WISHING WELL. It is an 88m (288ft) tall, 8 sided pagoda with 8 escheresque staircases leading up, and 8 leading down. Visitors walk up to enjoy the fantastic views, then drop their handwritten wishes in a central clear vertical tube, - just to see them gently float down to a small pond, where a surprise awaits...
We are thrilled to be commissioned to do more architectural and large scale designs, emphasizing our novel approach with more art & sculptural appeal.
This particular design was part of a competition in which a few selected & invited international artists were commissioned to come up with unique and NEW sculptural architecture designs for the City of Hangzhou.
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Ralfonso - Ad Infinitum in the stormRalfonso AD INFINITUM kinetic sculpture in the hail storm...
Created with Loopy Galore on the amazing iPhone...
PLEASE switch on the music 🙂 and enjoy
Ralfonso Kinetic Wind & Light Sculpture Ningbo, ChinaVERY happy to share a first short drone movie of my new public art kinetic wind & light sculpture group UNION (11m - 36ft) recently installed and now part of the permanent collection of the City of Ningbo in China.
See more on our new Instagram page:
and videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/ralfonso1
Ralfonso Kinetic Sculpture - LOVING HEARTLOVING HEART is a kinetic, wind-driven site-specific public sculpture now in the permanent collection of the City of Changchun, China.
The music is courtesy of one of my VERY favorite artists: Loopy Galore - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA0Ce3CBW7YhZWSNvDNpFkQ - www.loopygalore.com - This is the first pre-release appearance of her new song CRIMSON LIPS.
For more info, please see www.ralfonso.com .
NEW - Instagram: @ralfonso_kinetic_sculptures
Ralfonso's Ferrari Red Kinetic Windsculpture FLAMENCO in Action2016 DRONE movie of Ralfonso's new kinetic wind sculpture FLAMENCO in ACTION on the beach in sunny South Florida.
Many Thanks and much Credit for:
Drone Master and Video Capture: Reynaldo Martin
Very Still Photography and Concept: Gregory Ross
Brilliant Story Concept and Video Editing: Alexandra Dawson
About Ralfonso: Designer of environmentally INTERACTIVE, KINETIC AND LIGHT SCULPTURES for homes - 50cm to 3m (1.5ft – 10ft) and public places - 3m to 15m (10ft to 60ft) since 1999.
His “ART IN MOTION” sculptures have been exhibited or permanently installed in Switzerland, Netherlands, Russia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, France, the USA, etc.
To learn about his large sculptures, see this CNN Documentary:
To learn about his small sculptures, see this FORBES article: http://onforb.es/1oyC4Vj
Follow Ralfonso Kinetic Art adventures on Google + or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ralfonso_kinetic_sculptures/
Ralfonso UNION 3 Kinetic Wind, Light & Color Sculpture in Qingdao, ChinaThe Union #3 Kinetic Wind, Light & Color Sculpture Group was commissioned 2014 for the permanent collection of the City of Qingdao, China. It consists of 6 consecutively larger sculptures, the tallest is 9m or 30ft. Over 3,000 programmable RGB LEDs and floor spots light the sculpture group at night.
The Wings, moved purely by wind, rotate and counter-rotate while intersecting in the space above - a gentle and unpredictable dance in space - visible day and night.
The first sister sculpture UNION #1 is in the permanent City of Changchun Collection & installed in the Changchun International Sculpture Park, China - see: https://youtu.be/Q3b2zBvkvWM
The second sister sculpture UNION #2 is in the permanent City of Orlando Collection & installed in Lake Eola Park in the heart of Orlando Florida, USA - see: https://youtu.be/WGn09UldD_Y
We welcome your thoughts, comments and feedback 🙂
For more information, please visit www.ralfonso.com
KAO 2015 International Kinetic Art Competition AwardsThe 2015 KAO International Kinetic Art Competition Awards Video showcases Kinetic Art from many Countries, including China, Morocco, Australia, etc. on 4 Continents.
At the end of this 5 min. video you can see the 2015 Award Winners listed:
1st Prize Meryl Taradash
2nd Prize Bill Washabaugh
3rd Prize Marco Mahler
HONORABLE MENTION Patricia Vader
HONORABLE MENTION Sean Boggs
HONORABLE MENTION Dedong ZHENG
For more info - see KAO at www.facebook.com/kineticartorganization
The Awards Ceremony was held at the 2 day Kinetic Art Symposium and Exhibition in Boynton Beach, Florida - see http://intlkineticartevent.org/.
The next KAO International Kinetic Art Competition will again be held in February 2017.
For more information about Kinetic Art from around the world - buy the KAO E-Book here: http://amzn.com/B00FPJEWWS
Ralfonso - "Union #2" Kinetic Wind & Light Sculpture, Lake Eola Park, Orlando FloridaA short video about the installation of Ralfonso's "Union #2" Kinetic Wind & Light Sculpture in the Central Lake Eola Park in Orlando, Florida, USA in 2013.
The sculpture group consists of six 25ft (8m) tall vertical pole with altogether 30 rotating wings, about 10ft each.
Thousands of programmable RGB LEDs are located in the stainless steel spheres atop each vertical pole as well as in ground lights. All of them are synchronized to the City overall light program and can individually be programmed for events.
The sculpture is made from high grade stainless steel which has been hand-polished to reflect the colorful lights at night and the sky and surroundings during the day.
The #1 Union sculpture is located in the International Sculpture Park in Changchun - see the video here: http://youtu.be/Q3b2zBvkvWM
To see more of Ralfonso's kinetic, light and interactive sculptures - see the Ralfonso1 YouTube Channel here:
or see www.ralfonso.com.
Kinetic & OP Art Exhibition at Frank Popper Centre, Marcigny, France 2013A International Kinetic & OP Art Exhibition at the Frank Popper Centre, Marcigny, France 2013, showcasing over 40 International Kinetic and OP artists, including Yaacov Agam, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Julio Le Parc, Francois Morellet, Ralfonso, George Rickey, Nicolas Schoeffer, Jesus Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely, Victor Vasarely and many more. This exhibition was in part sponsored by KAO Kinetic Art Organization - and many other organizations and individuals.
Opera - Ralfonso kinetic, light and water sculpture groupRalfonso - OPERA - This kinetic, light and water sculpture group of 6 large rotating rings in two 120 meter long reflective pools was designed for the BAP Opera Development in W. Palm Beach, Florida, USA. In an international sculpture competition it won the first prize for this $425,000 commission against 10 finalists.
Unfortunately due to the economic downturn this city block wide major mixed use development was never built.
To learn more about this design, see: https://www.ralfonso.com/portfolio/sculptures/light-sculptures?start=4 or www.ralfonso.com
Ralfonso - CUBE TOWER - Kinetic Wind Sculpture - Changchun ChinaRALFONSO - CUBE TOWER 8m (26ft) tall is a wind-driven, kinetic sculpture, created from stainless steel. Light and Shadow play on the different angled faces, counter-pointed by the square wind - channels. Due to the different orientation of the wind-channels, the cubes rotate in alternating directions.
Cube Tower was unveiled September 2012 at Changchun International Sculpture Park in China. It is only the second Kinetic Wind Sculpture in this, the largest Sculpture Park in the world, with over 600 large sculptures.