For more than a decade, Rein has been creating solar sculptures that produce energy from the sun and are scaled to provide the power for homes, museums, sculpture parks, arboretums, vineyards and public places. His work blends a commitment to traditional sculptural elements and materials with a dedication to 21st century solar technology, allowing every project to reflect its own unique sense of character.
Work Date: 2016. Medium: Bronze body, aluminum wings, stone boulder, and electric motor. Dimensions: 4.5’ (7.5’ on pedestal) x 4.3’ x 3.75’. This bronze solar kinetic sculpture surface has wonderfully smooth hue-shifting colors. The wings move by electricity collected from the sun. Site: Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville, N.J.