The Sun Kinetic Sculpture – Rio Olympics 2016

Show Canada was mandated to fabricate Anthony Howe’s kinetic sculpture. This complex mechanical piece of equipment weighs 2826 kg (6231 lb) with an overall diameter of 10 meters (33 feet) from tip to tip. It is made of aluminum, steel and fibreglass. It operates with 2 electrical motors and can rotate up to 5 rotations per minute. Its shiny look is accentuated with polished aluminum, chrome wrapping and special mirror paint.

The Sun during the opening ceremony
The Sun during installation