Murmuring

Murmuring is a kinetic, interactive sculpture, inspired in the first instance by the beautiful ‘murmuration’ events when vast flocks of starlings fly together, and then by Alex’s fascination with the motion derived from linked similar elements that may move in or out of phase with each other depending on their relationship at that moment.

“Murmuring, to create or reflect on a murmuration, movement of the one, massed becoming a whole greater than the parts. Murmuring seeks the balance between independent and inter-dependent movement and the harmony that may lie there and indeed invites the viewer to create their own pattern or chaos.”

Winner of the Yering Station Sculpture Prize 2015.

Carbon steel, stainless steel, ostrich feathers, bearings and pigment.
1.7m high, 0.9m high