What is Square Wave?
The mesmerizing kinetic art sculpture designed by award winning British artist Ivan Black and handmade in Italy. A beautiful art piece and a garden sculpture, perfect for home decor, but also a fun and the most relaxing and elegant fidget spinner you can own.
SQUARE WAVE BY IVAN BLACK
Handmade Kinetic Art
Square Wave is a unique piece of kinetic art inspired by the Fibonacci sequence, the basic structure that is the makeup of every living thing. Just spin it to get surprised by a series of mind-bending optical illusions, and unexpected hypnotizing revolutions. Designed in the UK, each Square Wave is handmade and combines iconic natural forms with mathematical formulae. Each bend and curl of the material is precisely calibrated to create a seamlessly integrated mechanism. It is both a stunning sculpture and a soothing, relaxing fidget spinner, ideal to combat stress, or even boost your creativity.
TIMELESS KINETIC ART
How was Square Wave born?
Square Wave is the result of extensive prototyping and iterations. Tiny handmade tweaks and adjustments were made in order to find the smoothest balance between the weight and length of each metal rod. The second step was converting this artisanal method into a replicable process. In order to do so we relied on world class artisans, with decades of experience. Square Wave is assembled by hand, making each one unique. Each and every Square Wave is made in Italy, exclusively EU high quality certified materials and paints.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ivan Black (b. 1972) London, is an award winning British sculptor. He began making sculptures at an early age, motion quickly becoming central to his work, adding another dimension of complexity and interest to his experiments.Ivan Black's work uses a series of unique mechanisms to create moving sculptures. Energy is channelled into Black’s works through anything from the interaction of the viewer to the natural power of blowing wind and the targeted use of principles of gravity. When the intended form of energy interacts with the sculpture, it plays out a chain reaction creating shifting patterns of motion from random to highly organised movements-
Ivan Black's first recognitions
"...we brought the sculptures to London and showed them to some people we knew, including one of my dad's friend who was a kinetic sculptor, Peter Logan, who I really admired and looked up to. He introduced us to some people, and then next thing you know it looked like everything was gonna take off in a big way. But life is more complicated than that, isn't it? I had a sculpture in an exhibition organized by the CASS Foundation, it was in the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice. Lucy and I got married, then two weeks later I broke my leg, which was (laughs) very poor timing. And then I ended up going to Venice with my leg in this horrible kind scaffolding contraption..." - Ivan Black's interview with Richard Holdman
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE
Square Wave is made up of 24 connected metal rods which curve and mutate unexpectedly with the introduction of energy. The repetition of identical elements is precisely calibrated to create complex fluid structures. Each and every Square Wave is crafted and assembled by hand, each metal rod connected to the next by hand. A true work of craftsmanship that patiently creates a work of art.
STRESS RELIEVING KINETIC ART
Relaxing & easy to use
Square Wave is a beautifully designed work of art. It is inherently intuitive to use! Square Wave is perfect when it comes to helping us relax, meditate or concentrate. It is a great stress remover precisely because of its mesmerizing waves and soft turning motions. Square Wave's fluid and rhythmic motion naturally increases the activity of the brain by producing more dopamine and serotonin and that is why it can help with many conditions or simply with improve your mood and focus.
Perfect indoor and outdoor
Square Wave is made of steel and is treated for both indoor and outdoor environments. Yes, You can hang it in your garden or on your patio, Square Wave is made to last. Dimensions are: 9,8 x 9,8 in (25 x 25 cm). You can admire it In a statuesque standing position, or hang it from the ceiling as a wonderful sculpture, or play with it, as it also becomes a relaxing kinetic toy. Either way, Square Wave is a rare example of originality and the perfect gift for people that already have everything.THE COLLECTION
These are wonderful! Fun and beautiful! The product and the company, are a true 'class act'! And, SO SMART to come out with that great stand! What fun! Need a classy gift? This is it!
Lovely design and a great customer service.I ordered it with express delivery and when it was unsure where my package was they were acting immediately to solve it and delivered the next day. Really lovely and creative design.
I ordered the Classic collection of 3 Square Waves and I was beyond WOWED when I opened mine! Design is so elegant in its simplicity; gorgeous & mesmerizing in its movements! Some special people are going to get an amazing Christmas present - and I'm going to order 3 of the new, smaller version (Horizon)!
I just received my Square Wave sculpture and immediately took it out of the box and started to play with it. It's a real visual treat! The mesmerizing patterns happen just like the videos online.
Welsh sculptor Ivan Black
"Welsh sculptor Ivan Black uses a medium of metal which he cleverly integrates with geometry to create fluid and fairly complex sculptures. The repetition of identical shapes is a recurring theme in Black’s Work. Ivan builds fascinating mobiles that come alive with a simple movement of the wrist. His work has been exhibited in galleries and parks around the world, including the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and the Cass Foundation along side the likes of fellow kinetic artist Anthony Howe’s giant sculptures."