Ball bearing metal art sculpture desk lamp
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This ball bearing sculpture is part of my abstract series of sculptures. It does not symbolize something particular. I mostly play with form and materials. Here I liked the composition between a hard material such as metal and a soft cloth.
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What is a ball bearing used for?
The purpose of a ball bearing is to reduce rotational friction and support radial and axial loads. It achieves this by using at least two races to contain the balls and transmit the loads through the balls. In most applications, one race is stationary and the other is attached to the rotating assembly (e.g., a hub or shaft). As one of the bearing races rotates it causes the balls to rotate as well. Because the balls are rolling they have a much lower coefficient of friction than if two flat surfaces were sliding against each other.
I use only metal scrap parts for my art sculptures. Passionate about mechanics and art, I started creating with metal and scrap since the age of 18. My themes vary between humanoid, figurative, transportation, motorcycle, abstract. The latest years I have adopted a passion for lighting. I started adapting lighting in my art sculptures. Why not combine uniqueness and functuionality.