The 2019 Sculpture Garden sees a wonderful collection of kinetic artists bringing their vision and creations to The Sculpture Garden in Cookham. These mesmerising artworks can bring delight and wonder into your garden outdoor spaces surrounding private houses, hotels & venues of note. The work by Richard Cresswell was extremely well received by visitors and buyers alike in 2017. This year we introduce David Watkinson and Stuart Stockwell alongside Richard.
Kinetic art contains movement perceivable by the viewer. Since the early twentieth century artists have been incorporating movement into art. Movement can be used to reflect the importance of the machine and technology in the modern world or purely add beauty and an element of unexpected to the artwork.
One of the first kinetic artists who used mechanical functions was Naum Gabo in the 1920s. In the 1930s Alexander Calder started using natural movement in his work by creating mobiles. Kinetic art became a major phenomenon of the late 1950s and the 1960s and has recently seen a surge in more commercial art markets. Kinetic sculptures are now being embraced into domestic settings rather than exclusive to art institutions and corporate places.