One large stone and six smaller ones hang from the ceiling, the wires of the large stone forming a Y-shaped bridle which transfers movement to the wires of the others. When the large stone is set in motion the others also start moving, though not in synchrnization with each other. The movement is surprisingly erratic; a stone can stop moving entirely, only to regather its energy and be flung out beyond the edges of the circle. The movement continues until the total energy stored in the harp is used up. This can take a long time depending on the length of the wires.

By giving the stones new movement we are in effect recreating their beginnings in the restless motion of the surf.

 

they re-enact

the breathing of the waves

the encounter in the surf

the intimate dance of their creation