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Kinetic sculptor, Russell Smith, Brings 50 years of self-taught metal skills and manufacturing acumen to his work. Creating his kinetic sculptures is a trial-and-error process with 100-year-old windup motors. It's never smooth sailing from concept to execution, but Smith has come to embrace that element of chance. The restraints of Smith's medium drive his creative process. Though the series is cohesive, each sculpture is a unique product of intense labor. It takes from 6 to 10 weeks to complete one piece. All parts, including each gear, are fabricated by hand.