Kinetic Sculptor Tim Prentice
"Wind Is the Ultimate Artist"
Connecticut sculptor Tim Prentice (b. 1930) became captivated with kinetic sculpture when he visited the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts, as a young man and a work by Alexander Calder cast its spell over him. After earning a degree in architecture from Yale University and working as an architect for many years in New York City, he “changed his major,” as he likes to say, and forged a career as a sculptor. On view through August 17 at the Cornwall Library (Cornwall, Connecticut) is a selection of Prentice's work from the past forty years in an exhibit entitled "Gone With the Wind." For at least twenty of those years, Prentice has had macular degeneration.