Lin Emery, 90, making monumental art in delicate motion

AP News
Posted: Aug 07, 2016 9:26 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At 90, sculptor Lin Emery is still inspired by nature and designing huge sculptures of mirror-bright aluminum welded into delicately balanced forms which dance to the lightest breeze.

Her earlier kinetic sculptures were moved by water and then magnets. Emery says air is more reliable and easier to work with.

Her kinetic sculptures are in museums, private collections and out in public around the U.S., in Europe and the Far East.

Asked whether there's any one piece, commission or honor of which she's particularly proud, she says, "Not really. I'm always hoping to do better."