Kyrtos is the Greek word for curved or bent. This sculpture is wall mounted and is a departure from the more common, free-standing Patera Kori Studios sculptures mounted on a base. Kyrtos is composed of three parts. The static part is dyed a vibrant, dark red color and is mounted on the wall. The kinetic portion of the sculpture has two parts. A yellow dyed, figure eight upper portion and a red dyed, free formed lower shape. Both kinetic pieces are suspended from the wall mounted piece with a thin nylon line. The two pieces will rotate in one direction as the line “winds up” and then will change directions and rotate in the opposite direction as the line “unwinds”.
The wood used for Kyrtos is honey locust, a tree found throughout central North America. Honey is used as part of the name because of the sweet taste of the pulp in the tree’s seed pods.