Dedicated to programs that introduce communities and individuals to solar energy through the sculptural arts


My Solar Tree Project in Education in collaboration with the Open Space Education team -- the largest open call for public high school redesign in American history - is in the XQ Super School Project finals! Laurene Powell Jobs is offering a $50 million prize to help rethink an antiquated American high school system.

Meet Trenton’s Solar Sculptor Rein Triefeldt, who created the butterfly, sunflower, and dragonfly in Center Court, and get inspired to make your own art by learning how and why Triefeldt makes energy-producing sculptures! The event includes an introductory presentation on Solar Sculpture and time for brainstorming. Then, working with the artist and Grounds For Sculpture staff, use everyday materials and let your imagination run wild while making your own model for a solar work of art.

Kidget's Back to School with Grounds for Sculpture

A Special Art, Science, and Technology Event

Saturday, September 24th- 11am-1pm

Solar Sculptures with Rein Triefeldt

Laurie Triefeldt, Rein, and Gary Ayala with Solar Butterfly at the opening Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrenceville, N.J.

a Solar Bug at the opening Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrenceville, N.J.

"Sun Bug"

"Sun Bug" is currently on display at the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach, Ca. on E. Ocean Blvd. (Photo by William W. Combes)

The February 6-8, 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium 

The vision of the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is to connect the global community to one-of a-kind kinetic art experiences. 

  • Tour 16 iconic kinetic artworks installed outdoor in east Boynton Beach.
  • Participate in the first Kinetic Connection, a community based created kinetic artwork.
  • Join special S.T.E.A.M. learning based youth workshops and see the Solar Tree kinetic art student exhibit!
  • Enjoy over 60 Indoor kinetic artworks and site specific installations. 
  • Interact with kinetic art influenced inventions and technological innovations.
  • Attend engaging and educational presentations. 
  • Meet international kinetic artists

For learn more about the event, contact Public Art Manager, Debby Coles-Dobay at, or visit for more information.

Speaking Engagement

May 14th
The Sierra Club
Rockberger Hall
2601 St. Andrews Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Solar Tree Project

Starting January 2014 at Central Charter School in Lauderdale Lakes, FL in collaboration with Dr. John Gould, Drexel University School of Education, Philadelphia, PA
See the video

Spass Bass

Photovoltaic bass custom designed for bassist Poncho Tomaselli of the bands War and Philm debuted Friday, December 13, 2013 at The House of Blues in Atlantic City, N.J. See the video. Photo by Scott Miller of Exit 7A.

International Collection of Essays About Kinetic Art - 2013 - Volume 1

To begin to gather and share the thoughts of some of the foremost kinetic artists, curators, academicians and art historians around the world about Kinetic Art - this was our goal for this Volume 1 - Edition 2013 of INTERNATIONAL KAO ESSAYS ABOUT KINETIC ART.

This is Volume 1 of a new book series that explore the past, present and future of Kinetic and OP art and share multiple views and examples from international professionals in this unique visual arts field with you.

You will find the KAO selection of the best new articles written by 18 international Contributors from all over the world, including the USA, China, Mexico, India, France and Switzerland.

This first volume includes many never published photos and videos of Kinetic Sculptures around the world.
For more information contact:

Panel Discussion

With Ralf Gschwend and Debby Coles-Dobay, Kinetic Art at Art Palm Beach Sunday, January 26, 2014

International Sculpture Center, Student Awards Juror, 2013

2013 juror with Drew Goerlitz, Sculptor and Associate Professor of Sculpture at SUNY Plattsburgh, NY, and Elizabeth Neilson, Director, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK


Nine kinetic sculptures exhibited thru 2013, including Solar Butterfly."

Speaking engagement: Boynton Beach, FLA City Hall Chambers, Sunday, February 10, 2013, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Highgate School Solar Tree Project 2013, Nicosia, Cyprus
Solar tree sculptures make a powerful environmental statement. Hand-signed, numbered, solar tree sculptures by environmental artist Rein Triefeldt are engineered to produce energy for your home or business. Information.
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