The Rolling Ball Web
An Online Compendium of Rolling Ball Sculptures, Clocks, Etc.
By David M. MacMillan et. al.
NOTE: Please verify this information before using it. Much of this information was assembled from published accounts, not from firsthand viewing of the works. Even those works which have been viewed by the authors or other contributors may have been moved or (one hopes not) destroyed since they were last seen.
|Global Circus||1987||George Rhoads||7' x 10' x 4'||Northland Shopping Center Melbourne, Australia||Yes|
|Global Circus II||1989||George Rhoads||7' x 10' x 4'||Westgate Property Inv. Rockingham Center, Rockingham, Western Australia||Yes|
|Ball City||1985||George Rhoads||27' x 10 x 10'||Triple Five Corporation, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta||Yes|
|Having a Ball II||1989||George Rhoads||14' x 14' diameter||Ontario Science Center, Toronto, Ontario||Yes|
|Make a Joyful Noise||1993||George Rhoads||18' x 7' x 7'||Rubenstein Yoav Properties, Golden Mall, Rishon Lezion, Israel||Yes|
|America Dream||1991||George Rhoads||6' x 3' x 3'||Sanyo Railways, Himeji Station, Himeji, Japan||Yes|
|Bodyworks||1991||George Rhoads||16' x 5' diameter||Ibaragi Prefecture Health Center, Ibaragi, Japan||Yes|
|Celestial Ball Garden||1994||George Rhoads||10'6" x 5' x 5'||Green Mall, Kouza, Japan||Yes|
|Gateway II||1990||George Rhoads||5'6" x 3' x 3'||Tokyo Japan.||No|
|Gateway III||1991||George Rhoads||5' 6" x 3' x 3'||Tokyo, Japan||No|
|Gateway IV||1991||George Rhoads||5'6" x 3' x 3'||Tokyo, Japan||No|
|Harborland||1992||George Rhoads||28' x 8' x 8'||Harborland Land Development, Kobe, Japan||?|
|Magic Clock||1990||George Rhoads||7'6" x 7'6" x 6'||Japan Retailing Center, Tokyo, Japan||Yes|
|Osaka Piece||1992||George Rhoads||6'6" x 5'||Osaka Science Museum, Osaka, Japan||Yes|
|Sakane Piece||1984||George Rhoads||3' x 5' x 2'||IBM Corporation, Japan, Tokyo||Yes|
|Wallpeice XXIV||1990||George Rhoads||3' x 5' x 6'||Tokyo, Japan||No|
|Wallpiece IV||1984||George Rhoads||3' x 5' x 6"||Asahi Shimbun Newspaper, Tokyo, Japan||Yes|
|Rustad Ping Pong Ball Clock||1997||Helge Rustad||4' x 3' x 1'||Vitensentret Exploratorium, Trondheim, Norway||Yes|
|Global Enerjoy||1992||George Rhoads||12' x 20' x 1'||Future Energy Pavilion, Expo 92, Seville, Spain||?|
|Congreve Rolling Ball Clock||c1960?||?||18" x 12" x 10"||Science Museum, London, UK||Yes|
|Craig Rolling Ball Clock||c1960?||Edwin Craig||5' x 1' x 1'||Science Museum, London, UK||Yes|
|Parriss Rolling Ball Clock||1940s or later||Parriss||5' x 1' x 1'||Science Museum, London, UK||Yes|
|Blue Shamrock||1986||George Rhoads||40" x 8" x 50"||Santa Barbara, CA||No|
|Gravitational Synergistic Paradigm||1993||George Rhoads||7' x 10' x 5'||Science Foundation, Goleta, California||Yes|
|Ball Game||1988||George Rhoads||30' x 15' x 8'||L.J. Hooker Developments, Forest Fair Mall, Cincinnati, Ohio||Yes|
|Circus of the Spheres||1992||George Rhoads||6'6" x 5' 7'||Rainbow babies' and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio||Yes|
See also Simon Allen's map of rolling ball sculptures in the US Northeast.
|Archimedean Excogitation||1987||George Rhoads||27' x 8' x 8'||Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts||Yes|
|Exercise in Fugality||1986||George Rhoads||6' x 7' x 7'||Massport, Logan Airport, Terminal C, Boston, Massachusetts||Yes|
|Goldberg Variations||1986||George Rhoads||6'6" x 7' x 7'||Massport, Logan Airport, Terminal C, Boston, Massachusetts||Yes|
|Wallpiece XVIII||1988||George Rhoads||3' x 5' x 6"||TASC Corp., Reading Massachusetts.||Yes|
|Having a Ball||1983||George Rhoads||12' x 8' x 1'||National Shopping Centers, Allendale Shopping Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts||Yes|
|42nd Street Ballroom||1983||George Rhoads||8' x 8' x 8'||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 42nd Street Bus Terminal, New York, New York||Yes|
|Ballissima||1994||George Rhoads||5'6" x 3' x 3'||Ithaca, New York||No|
|Electric Ball Circus||1974||George Rhoads||12 x 8' x 8'||National Shopping Centers, Long Ridge Mall, Rochester, New York||Destroyed|
|Wallpiece XVII||1988||George Rhoads||3' x 5' x 6"||Moore International, Great Neck, New York||Yes|
|Maynard Bell Rolling Ball Clock||1969||Maynard bell||?||NAWCC, Columbia, Pennsylvania||Yes|
|Celestial Balldergarten||1993||George Rhoads||7' x 7' x 7'||Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal A, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Yes|
|Chockablock Clock||1988||George Rhoads||46' x 13' x 9'||Harristown Development Corp. Strawberry Sq. Harrisburg, Pennysylvania||Yes|
The original version of this document, and significant work especially in cataloging George Rhoads' work, was done by Simon Allen in 1998.
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