8' diameter mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture for the City of Palmdale, CA, the first major public artwork commissioned for the city’s new public art program.
Created to reside at the center of a round-about in an auto mall, the idea of RPMs, Revolutions Per Minute, was utilized. This sculpture was created to give a feeling of rotation in the shape and the way it reflects the surrounding as you drive around it.
Other references include the hexagonal shape in the hole through the middle, like the hexagonal heads of common bolts. The curves of vehicular body shapes are mirrored in the curves of the sculpture. The mirror-polished stainless steel finish is reminiscent of one of the most common details on cars: chrome. The finishing touch is a landscape design on the roundabout created to enhance that sense of motion.