"California Dreamin" rolling ball kinetic sculpture by sculptor Bruce Gray
motorized rolling ball kinetic sculpture

"California Dreamin " (81x50x32) is a motorized kinetic art ball machine sculpture with 2 steel balls that get lifted by a drive chain conveyor system. The balls have 3 tracks to follow that are changed each time by 2 switches, or as I like to call them "gravity operated, magnetically optimized, switching units." One of the switch ideas actually came to me one night in a dream, after several days of trying to come up with a suitable design. Take a look at the quicktime video of this machine. "California Dreamin" is part of the corporate collection at the offices of Mitch Kapor in San Francisco. A similar motorized ball machine can be commissioned for around $15,000 and up.

Bruce Gray's contemporary and abstract modern metal and wood sculptures have been displayed as part of group or solo art exhibitions at many Art Galleries and Art Museums from Santa Monica to Soho and abroad. The Los Angeles sculptor and artist is also well known for his kinetic sculptures which include mobiles and stabiles, amazing gravity defying suspended super power magnet sculptures, and rolling ball sculptures. Gray's sculptures, abstract paintings, and art furniture are part of over 1100 private and corporate art collections worldwide, and have appeared in hundreds of movies, TV shows, music videos, and commercials, as well as frequently in the press. Visit the official Bruce Gray website here.

Gray's impressive client list includes:
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, HBO, NBC, Warner Borthers, 20th Century Fox, Madonna, La Toya Jackson, Joan Jett, Dr Dre, Herbie Hancock, Gene Simmons, Howie Mandell, Martin Brest, Wolfgang Puck, Universal Studios, National Football League, A&M Records, Rye Films, Digital Film Works, California Pizza Kitchen, Warner Hollywood Studios, Fullman Kinetics, New Line Cinema, Southern California Edison, Stop Look Listen Inc., Witness, ING Group, Network Solutions, Kapor Enterprises Inc., Little Rock National Airport, Coca Cola, Reebok, Chevrolet, Sony, Disney, Sprint, Gucci, General Motors, Nike, Mercedes Benz, Harley Davidson, Ford, CBS, Playboy, Lexus, Honda, IBM, Audi, Pontiac, Mattel, McDonalds, Toyota, Microsoft, Zenith, Canon, Industrial Metal Supply Company, Fila, Edwards Air Force Base, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Harsch Investment Corp.

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