My Turn To Reflect | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

My Turn To Reflect

Display Case, Lobby

MY TURN TO REFLECT has many features of a clock, such as: a constant force spring is the power source  and an escapement regulates the rotational movement. The front rotating member acts as the pendulum releasing the escapement when the sculpture needs another rotational boost from the spring.

Featured in the display case are an acrylic skeleton clock and a suspended clock.

The artist, Larry Fransen, grew up in Denver, CO. He received a Masters degree in Mathematics at Catholic University, Washington, DC. During his four-year tour of duty with the Navy, he taught mathematics at the Naval Academy. It was during this time that he fell in love with Annapolis, and he never wanted to live anywhere else. As a civilian, he spent 27 years commuting to the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, DC.  During Larry's work at NRL, he received three patents in the area of digital speech compression.