Richard Fisher Original Bronze Bell Sculptures
In my sculptural work I like to use the varying forces of wind and weather to explore the dynamics of sound, motion and balance. These pieces usually involve one bell or several, tuned to sound in random harmonies in response to the wind. The bells shown here represent early work as well as more recent projects.
Wind Bell with 3 Bells, 1986, forged brass, cast bronze, oak, cedar, ht. 80"
Gong, 1980, forged brass, ash frame, ht. 36"
Wind Bell with Fish, 2004, lost wax and sand cast bronze, cedar fins, ht. 50”
School Bell, 2010 Granite, bronze and wood. Height approx. 60”. Done in collaboration with sculptor, Jesse Salisbury. Installed at the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor. Funded in part by the Maine Arts Commission, Percent For Art Program.
Song For The Kennebec under construction. Laminating and finishing the tower structure.
Estate Bell for our store, 2008. Bronze post bell for our gallery. Diameter of bell: 12”. This is a design we can customize with a family name or simple image.
Whisper Bell, Bronze, 2008. Detail of our 8” Ship’s bell.
Video and Sketches of a new wind bell in progress. Bronze bell, 12” diameter. This bell uses a series of vanes which react unpredictably yet easily in response to wind from any direction and a wide range of wind velocity. The video shows an experimental version mocked up as crudely as possible to develop the principle and mechanics. When I am satisfied with the function and motion, I will design and build the actual components to bring this bell sculpture to life.