Philip C. Hart transitioned from architecture into kinetic sculpture in 2010 as it presented a medium for broadening his investigation of tectonic form. Using static elements, fundamental to architectural composition (line, arc, circle, and planes), he creates dynamic 3D compositions.

His work is concerned with order, hierarchy, and balance. Forms are assembled with an obvious methodology: sequential cantilevers. Hanging in balance, they react in 3D space to physical phenomena (light, gravity, air movement). What begins as a clear, orderly form explodes in 3D space, sometimes to the point of chaos and randomness, but always coming back to their original order.

He is fascinated by their unique and sometimes surprising flight patterns. Motion is as much a subject of the pieces as is their “positive space” composition.

Philip C. Hart lives with his wife in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.