Gandin's 'sandwriters' demonstrate the physics of the pendulum as they draw their kaleidoscope-like ribbons in the sand. The sculpture is signed and numbered by the artist on the base of the piece.
Andre’ Gandin has been creating art for nearly 25-years. He originally found a niche’ in resurrecting old industrial equipment and finding a new home for discarded metals of all types. He began building the unusual sand writers and his art grew from that experience. Since then, he has broaden his interests to include flowers and birds and even the most bizarre figures. His garden art can be found in luxurious garden estates and even hotel grand rooms. Many of his creations are just as at home on a Hill Country ranch or in a modest suburban backyard. Since he decided to be a full time artist, he looked for a media that was plentiful and easy to work. Over twenty years ago, he discovered that welding was his choice. Steel is plentiful, it has properties that lends itself to beauty and can be manipulated rather easily. Polished steel has a look that no other metal possesses and it seems few metal artists are willing to take the trouble to go through the process of sandblasting and polishing with rotary wire brushes. To him, it is the defining moment when you see something that came out of the scrap heap heading for the living room. In his opinion, to leave it as is, is too easy! When steel is polished and detailed with melted brass, and lacquered, there is no richer look!
H 37 in. x W 17 in. x D 3