UPDATE January 1/22/2012 3:49pm pacific time
Thoughts about my kinetic sculpture and the meaning of that and how it pertains to me, my family and why I chose to create a kinetic sculpture here is the definitions that meant something to me today see if you find the connections, I am continuing to discover them for myself:
The kinetic energy of an object is the energy which it possesses due to its motion.1 It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity. Having gained this energy during its acceleration, the body maintains this kinetic energy unless its speed changes. The same amount of work is done by the body in decelerating from its current speed to a state of rest.
The speed, and thus the kinetic energy of a single object is frame-dependent (relative): it can take any non-negative value, by choosing a suitable inertial frame of reference.
The invariant mass, rest mass, intrinsic mass, proper mass or just mass is a characteristic of the total energy and momentum of an object or a system of objects that is the same in all frames of reference
If a system consists of more than one particle moving in different directions, or the same direction in at different velocities, the particles will be moving relative to each other in the center of momentum frame. They will often also interact through one or more of the fundamental forces, giving them a potential energy of interaction.
Narrative sculpture I created for my brother, for me, for my family—a military family; for our world really because we are all connected you see I created this sculpture made of remnants made of bits and pieces of history and today I photographed for the last time after many times for you to see after exhibitying it as another piece, if you can imagine it in another form, we all may consider that one learns from ones journey today in Tacoma, Washington I experienced a snow ice storm and this sculpture endured and gave me hope I watched and I learned as my family has done in our war
The wire hearts are for my brother, my father, my cousin, my nephew for all of my family who serve our country—the copper is from Gus my father’s friend who was a sculpture he was the same person who gave us the art in the water as we drive across the “520 bridge” in Washington state for me the symbolism is strength.I created the pipes from golf clubs that I cut and now they bring to me once in a while a soft song when the wind blows—only when they wish to, and I chose to glue and burn them together because I felt it was right….and on this day January21, 2012
This kinetic sculpture, narrative sculpture has endured for many, many months now because it has been hanging on above my back porch windows during my brother’s deployment and it remains while the son of my cousin is deployed in Afghanistan.
The vintage crystal came from an historic building here in Tacoma, Washington and is a tribute to my son, Christopher Carlson, with his support and love he provides to me stability and light
Because everytime I see the crystal, see it shine,
see and here the narrative sculpture that we have all together
I know everything is going to be o.k.
and you know that I am thinking of you always