Fourth of July

12′ H x 4′ W x 4′ D

Stainless Steel 1997

About the Artist: David E. Davis

Sound of the Fourth of July, from a series of Sound Towers developed for outdoor placement, stands twelve feet high and is assembled from stainless steel parts in a way that recalls the work of the Constructivists. Wing-shaped plates with geometric cutouts are suspended within a three-dimensional linear grid. When the wind moves they collide, causing a clatter while transferring kinetic energy to sound waves.

Photo Courtesy of Cliff Roles.