The People's Time

The client for this piece, Charles Schwab, is often credited with “democratizing” investment, and has driven countless innovations in the investment services industry.

The People’s Time is a kinetic sculpture, with moving gears, weights and a swinging pendulum. It harkens back to the modernization of timekeeping that revolutionized society and the spirit which this client pioneered to revolutionize investing. Echoing the “everyman” sentiment so central to their mission, viewers are encouraged to wind the clock and set the time in order to keep everyone in synch.

 


"The People's Time", 2018 Kinetic sculpture 40 ft. high, 30 ft. wide Acrylic, Steel, Aluminum, Lead, LEDs

 


LEDs provide light internally to the gears and hands of the clock.

 


Ratcheting system for driving and winding the clock.

 


Viewers are encouraged to wind the clock and set the time.

 


Coins were used as balancing weights.

 


Weight is 100 lbs. and drops 40 feet over 26 hours.

 


Chain drive for the hands of the clock.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


"The People's Time", 2018 Kinetic sculpture 40 ft. high, 30 ft. wide Acrylic, Steel, Aluminum, Lead, LEDs

 


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