Alice Aycock's recent works bristle with an
iconic energy. Curving tendrils of aluminum
in dynamic repetition, like Futurist force
lines freed from the canvas, erupt from the
earth with propulsive power. Rising 20 feet
in the air, Devil Whirls (2017) is named for
a dust devil, an upwardly rotating column
of hot air rising through cooler air that
creates a vortex in which the two are kept
in balance as a stable system. Swept up into
the whirlwind's coils, the viewer ricochets
to and fro within the skeins, twirling around
an anchoring pole wrenched at its center
by the force.
...see the entire article in the print version of March's Sculpture magazine.