Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reuben’s artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or a powerful ocean eddy, his work is elegant and hypnotic. Also, learn how ocean waves can power our future. Learn more about Reuben at

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6 thoughts on “Maker Profile – Kinetic Wave Sculptures on MAKE: television

  1. What a cool guy! So easy to listen to and so not full of BS art buzzwords. Thanks for doing such a long, well-rounded profile; I hate it when we only get to see a few seconds of work and a few seconds of person. Those mechanical sculptures are excellent and I just may be inspired to try one myself.

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