JOHN TYLER

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JOHN  TYLER John Tyler kinetic sculpture Semaphore at Sculpturesite Gallery
Semaphore
KINETIC SCULPTURE - stainless steel
100 x 72 x 72 in
254 x 183 x 183 cm
JOHN  TYLER John Tyler kinetic sculpture Praxis at Sculpturesite Gallery
Praxis
KINETIC SCULPTURE - stainless steel
127 x 108 x 108 in
323 x 274 x 274 cm
JOHN  TYLER John Tyler kinetic sculpture Asymmetric Tao at Sculpturesite Gallery
Asymmetric Tao
KINETIC SCULPTURE - stainless steel
144 x 108 x 108 in
366 x 274 x 274 cm
SOLD
JOHN  TYLER John Tyler - Piscean - Sculpturesite Gallery
Piscean
KINETIC SCULPTURE - stainless steel
144 x 96 x 96 in
366 x 244 x 244 cm
SOLD
JOHN  TYLER John Tyler - Undulations - Sculpturesite Gallery
Undulations
KINETIC SCULPTURE - stainless steel
120 x 96 in
305 x 244 cm
JOHN  TYLER John Tyler - Sojourner - Sculpturesite Gallery
Sojourner
KINETIC SCULPTURE - stainless steel
132 x 96 x 96 in
335 x 244 x 244 cm
SOLD
JOHN  TYLER John Tyler - Returning - Sculpturesite Gallery
Returning
KINETIC SCULPTURE - stainless steel
120 x 84 x 84 in
305 x 213 x 213 cm
JOHN  TYLER John Tyler - Shiprock - Sculpturesite Gallery
Shiprock
KINETIC SCULPTURE - steel and stone
84 x 72 x 72 in
213 x 183 x 183 cm
JOHN  TYLER John Tyler - Wabi-sabi II - Sculpturesite Gallery
Wabi-sabi II
KINETIC SCULPTURE - stainless steel
144 x 108 in
366 x 274 cm
SOLD
JOHN  TYLER John Tyler - Improvisation - Sculpturesite Gallery
Improvisation
KINETIC SCULPTURE - stainless steel
132 x 120 x 120 in
335 x 305 x 305 cm
SOLD
JOHN  TYLER John Tyler - Plexus - Sculpturesite Gallery
Plexus -

Kinetic Sculpture
KINETIC SCULPTURE - stainless steel
120 x 96 x 96 in
305 x 244 x 244 cm
SOLD

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JOHN  TYLER

JOHN TYLER

JOHN TYLER Biography

John Tyler explores the kinetic response of balanced metallic forms to air movement. Fabricating with steel and stainless steel to give the illusion of massive weightlessness and random motion, Tyler's work makes visible the influence of the air surrounding us in graceful and serene ways. Pulling together diverse components of his background in aerodynamics, art and mathematics, he designs sculpture that could be characterized as abstract-organic. Function dictates form to some degree in a kinetic work and much of the focus is involved in positioning the elusive "center of gravity" to obtain the best balance, then letting the form evolve from these parameters. There arrives a quintessential moment in the creation of a kinetic work, when the pieces move, seemingly on their own for the first time, in patterns that will rearrange themselves through the years.

Inspired by some of George Rickey's later developments in kinetic sculpture, Tyler employs non-parallel axes of rotation and the resulting angle interactions of a series of counterweighted components. His current work is focused on cantilevered, compound pendulums in the form of stainless steel beams. The beams imply mass that is belied by the impression of weightless motion. Kinetic movement takes us into the fourth dimension where time expands the number of possibilities.

In search of contrast, Tyler combines various types of steel in his sculptures. Stainless steel lends itself to brush patterns, which give a holographic effect as they move and reflect sunlight. Carbon steel is very receptive to patina and can look ancient or organic.

Always one to appreciate motion for its own sake when well executed; Tyler enjoys surfing and mountain biking. His past involves many entrancing hours exploring the ocean, the teaching of mathematics, design and construction of both geodesic domes and experimental aircraft, and the development of an energy sufficient lifestyle that includes solar electricity used in the fabrication of his sculptures. He entered the art world when his passion for metallic precision intersected his sense of form. Tyler enjoys working from his remote studio, surrounded by a vibrant oak forest. In this setting, both his appreciation for nature and ability to create are nurtured daily.

 

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