Location: S 1st and Norfolk Ave
Artist: Michael Fluent
Sculpture Size: 8′ H x 4′ W x 3′ D
This sculpture is my tribute to Nikola Tesla, the inventor of alternating current induction motor. Like Tesla’s Wharncliffe tower, the base resembles the typical base of many forms of energy use, the windmill or a telecommunication tower. The top section is representative of a rotating magnetic field use in AC machinery. The energy bursts out of from the center triangle shape and is absorbed/converted by the surrounding circles of force.
The center triable represents Tesla’s belief that the Great Pyramids of Egypt were possibly giant transmitters of energy, which coincides with his lifelong quest to transmit energy wirelessly.