Born in Detroit in 1923, Jerome Kirk served in WWII and received a degree in mechanical engineering from MIT in 1951. Impressed by the work of Alexander Calder, Kirk’s early work bore the influence of early kinetic art however he soon developed a style of his own. Kirk’s dedication to his craft has set new standards for sculpture, specifically kinetic sculpture.
Untitled Kinetic Sculpture is an intimate object of two parallel discs, powder coated in brilliant red, that move with independent elegance in and out of sync. Circles within circles, the forms silently pass each other revealing or obscuring space, like the opening and closing of a camera’s lens, set in motion by the slightest touch of a finger or movement of air.