Manual Adjustable Chimes

manual adjustable chimes

The idea here is to create a set of chimes where the viewer can change both the look of the work as well as the sounds the chimes make by sliding weighted sliders up and down. This is a totally theoretical design: we have yet to work out and test a method of making the […]

3D Canvas Collage

3D Collage by Jon Sachs

This work was shown for the first time at The Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard, Massachusetts, as part of an opening of new works, many from the Artisan Asylum in Boston. 3D Collage is a work that you can adjust in various ways by sliding parts of it around, rotating and twisting parts to […]

Giant AdjustAble Music Box

giant music box

What if… this giant music box existed where you could fold in or out tabs that would bonk a chime and make a nice sound. With 5 of these wheels, and 5 chimes, and a crank that allows you to turn the wheels all together you have a giant colorful music box. (Magnets hold the […]

Giant Twangable Guitar

What if… this 10 foot guitar sculpture existed, and you could walk up to it, slide the points hold up the strings to change the pitch? With six strings you could make chords. You then bang or twang on the strings to make sounds. You can also slide the points up and down to vary […]


Sculpture AdjustAble

This is a “forest” of 12 vertical rods, each with 4 square “tubes” on it. Each tube can be rotated to feature any of the four sides, and also slid up and down. So the look of the work will change greatly based on the whim of the last visitor, or by you. This sculpture […]

Movable Shapes

movable shapes on stands

This is one of many attempts to create a set of shapes that the sculpture visitor can move around. In this case each shape sits on a base that has the same outer shape, but slightly larger, so no matter how the shapes are moved, only the bases will collide, like bumper cars. Each shape […]


This is merely a concept, but seems promising. What if you had a large umbrella shape with bells and other noise making things hanging from it. The items might stay in place, hanging from above, but when the visitor turns a crank, an overhead device runs around the top of the umbrella, setting off all […]

Birds On a Wire

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS We’ve all seen birds on a wire, but what if you could walk up and re-arrange the birds? And what if they were different colors on the front from the back? What if you could slide the birds left and right to create your own grouping? An important note:  I want to […]


This attempt has some interesting features but was far less successful than the spheres. Each can is filled with things that make noises when the cans are rotated, which seemed like a great idea, but turns out that everything sounds about the same when it’s inside a steel can. And the cans seemed better than […]

Rolling Spheres

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS This grid of spheres invites visitors to come up and rotate the spheres to vary the color arrangement. In its first temporary placement at the Burlington Sculpture Park the work was rearranged at least once every day for over a month, showing that the basic concept was working. The spheres we painted […]