Ball bearing art

Ball bearing art sculpture

made of scrap metal parts and ball bearings

Painted with transparent varnish for anti-rust protection

Dimensions: 25×22 x 10cm height, 5Kg with package

Can be created on custom dimensions and design

The artwork shown in picture is available.

Processing time: 3 days

Shipping with Greek Post Service:

5-10 days in Europe

10-15 days to all the rest of the world

Watch a video on how this spire ball bearing art sculpture is made by the artist

Contact the artist for custom size or design: dendrinosyan@hotmail.com

380.00 inc. VAT

Ball bearing art sculpture

Roller bearing artworks by visual artist Giannis Dendrinos

 

View more abstract industrial artworks by Giannis

 

Where did I get my inspiration about this ball bearing art sculpture?

This artwork entitled Spire is part of a solo exhibition on the theme of  the “circle”.

This show took place in a gallery in Athens on December 2008. The artist’s intention was to symbolize the concept of parallel worlds by creating two intersecting half-circles. Each circle has its own elements within. This geometrical parallelism is a metaphoric expression of what could be parallel worlds. This spire sculpture is aiming to convey the evolution of life.

 

ball bearing is a type of rolling-element bearing that uses balls to maintain the separation between the bearing races. The purpose of a ball bearing is to reduce rotational friction and support radial and axial loads.
Ball bearings reduce friction by using smooth balls lubricated with oil or grease that freely roll between a smooth inner and outer surface. The main concept of the ball bearing is that objects that roll past each other produce less friction than if the objects were sliding against each other.

History of ball bearings…

In 1869, Jules Suriray received a patent for a radial ball bearing to be fitted into metal bicycles. The success of the improved design led to the creation of several new types of metal ball bearings, all with different designs that were specially created for a particular machine.

It was Sven Winquist who came up with a self-aligning design for ball bearings that set a new standard in terms of design. A quick succession of innovations within the field emerged, from the wire race bearing to the vee groove bearing.

Source: http://resources.hartfordtechnologies.com/blog/the-history-of-ball-bearings

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 25 × 10 × 22 cm