Exhibition of Mixed Media Art and Kinetic Sculpture
by Jordann Wine and Larry Fransen
Inspired by sacred geometry, Jordann Wine draws on classical forms and patterns in her work to reference mathematical concepts that reflect the wonders of the universe. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from New York University; where she studied Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Art in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She continued her art education at the Aegean Center for Fine Arts in Paros, Greece. Currently, based in Washington, DC, her work has been exhibited at the Mansion at Strathmore, Pepco Edison Gallery, Rhizome DC, and The Torpedo Factory Art Center, as well as in many other national and international exhibitions. She has several murals throughout DC, New York, and Jamaica and participated in POW! WOW! DC. Her work has been purchased for private collections, including recent acquisitions for the permanent collections of Lockheed Martin, The Fairmont Hotel, and the Washingtonia Collection.
Larry grew up in Denver, CO. He received his Masters degree in Mathematics at Catholic University, Washington, DC. During his four-year tour of duty with the Navy, he taught mathematics at the Naval Academy. It was during this time that he fell in love with Annapolis, and he never wanted to live anywhere else. As a civilian, he spent 27 years commuting to the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, DC. During Larry's work at NRL, he received three patents in the area of digital speech compression.
Larry lives in Epping Forest with his wife Judi. They have raised seven children together and now have fourteen grandchildren.
When Larry put together a workshop about 35 years ago, he wanted to build mechanisms that had movement. This led him to build several skeleton clocks (skeleton clocks display the inner parts). A Bicycle Clock utilizing bicycle sprockets and chains suspended by two supports fifteen feet apart resides in a clock museum in South Korea. The suspended feature of this clock was patented, U. S. Patent 5,521,888. It was the first clock that had the positions of the inner workings of the clock determined by gravity. Larry transitioned from building clocks to constructing kinetic sculptures.