Cluster Ball – Spinning Bronze Sculpture


A ball of figures is mounted on a chromed steel rod and base. There is a Lazy-Susan bearing that is inset beneath the concave machined-steel base plate. This allows for the top sphere to be rotated with a gentle hand motion. The mirrored chrome finish reveals a slightly enlarged fun house distortion to the lower side of the sphere when looking from a high-up angle downward, creating a new perspective not seen from above.

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The sculpture, ‘Cluster Ball’, depicts an embrace of human figures intermingled in a compact huddle. It shows humanity connected and floating on a planet, together in an intimate and supportive bubble, with most characters looking outward. Created during the Covid-19 pandemic, it could represent a large bubble and acknowledges that we are all connected.


Imperial Size (inches)
Height: 15″, Diameter 9″
(base height 1 ⅞”, rod height  3”, rod width ½ “, base diameter 8.5”)
Weight: 40+ lbs

Metric Size
Height: 38 cm, Diameter: 23 cm
(base height 5 cm, rod height  8 cm., rod width 1.25 cm, base diameter 21.5 cm)
Weight: 18+ kg

Material: Foundry Cast Bronze

Edition: 9

Available Ready-To-Own
The edition of ‘Cluster Ball’ that is available is pictured. It has a polished bronze with a slight green patina in the crevices. ‘Cluster Ball’ is polished cast bronze with a custom-made rotating chrome-plated steel base.

Suggested Display
‘Cluster Ball’ is an interactive motion sculpture. While inviting touch, this piece should be placed on a secure sturdy surface. It can be enjoyed at the center of a table, or on a high or low piece of furniture or counter top. 

How and Where It’s Made
The design and carving of ‘Cluster Ball’ commenced in May of 2020 and was finally cast and completed in September 2021. Bases and patina finishes will vary as the edition evolves. 

The original ‘Cluster Ball’ sculpture is made in Chavant wax-based clay. A capture mold is made which destroys the original wax clay but allows for a wax casting, a secondary mold, and lost wax bronze casting. The casting was done at Burton Bronze Foundry, on Salt Spring Island BC.

This sculpture is foam and cloth wrapped and securely boxed for shipping. Open on a secure surface, taking care not to use a deep cutting blade.

Each sculpture comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

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