I am pleased to announce the permanent installation of Rockspinner 6 in Rapid City, South Dakota. This 9500lb spinning piece of rough hewn granite will delight and surprise visitors for years to come. Special thanks to the great folks at Destination Rapid City. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
Short video clip about the installation of Rockspinner 6 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Kinetic Sculpture Show.
Sculptor’s art teases gravity The Atlanta Journal Constitution Page E-1 By Katie Leslie firstname.lastname@example.org Moving five tons of rock is easier than you might think, at least if Zachary Coffin has something to do with it. The Atlanta-born Coffin is the artist behind Rockspinner, a series of kinetic sculptures featuring skewered boulders that can […]
Kinetic Art Botanical Garden goes on the move with marvels in motion The Atlanta Journal Constitution Thursday, May 1, 2008 Page E-1 By Katie Leslie email@example.com On a recent day at the Botanical Garden, children crowded around a skewered boulder, their petite frames pushing and spinning the massive 5-ton rock created by Zachary Coffin. “I […]
—TEXT—- WORLD SCULPTURE NEWS AUTUMN 2003 THE UNITED STATES Temple of Gravity The Temple of Gravity, a rock and steel sculpture designed to explore its relationship to the force of gravity and installed in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert as part of the Burning Man arts festival, is scheduled to move to a new temporary home […]
Well I guess it is nice to have your work pictured on the front of the NYTimes Art Section. Captioned “art” this image ran alongside a fairly irrelevant article about how Burning Man isn’t perfect. The kind of article the mainstream press has been running about Burning Man for years….
Producing a large-scale sculpture in the Nevada desert involves challenge far beyond shipping and materials setbacks — it’s difficult to stay focused when the cars painted like fish and topless women on bicycles keep passing by. “Everything takes five times longer out here,” explains Zachary Coffin. An Atlanta artist, Coffin is also the manager of […]
In an Industrial Boneyard, Artists Use Steel and Ore to Produce, Well, Art The New York Times Wednesday April 19, 2000 Page 3 By Thomas Spencer BIRMINGHAM Ala. It is an oddly appropriate spot for an artists’ colony, in the hulking shadows of Republic Steel’s abandoned Thomas works, where iron-ore blast furnaces and coke ovens once […]
Man Of Steel Sculptor Zachary Coffin black & white March 1997 page 42 By Alison Nichols When Zachary Coffin begins talking about his work, he runs the gamut of description from Eastern religions, to the plight of the working class, to the properties of metals and the dynamics of movement against inert […]
Full searchable text below : In Juxtaposition with Inertia Zach Coffin’s huge sculptures do what you’d least expect—they move black & white April 30, 1998 Page 42 By Ned Oldham Zach Coffin is working on a fountain for his upcoming show at the Birmingham Brewery. It’s a half-ton hunk of quartz-veined granite, […]
Looking, touching: Coffin’s sculptures a rare treat The Birmingham News Sunday, March 30, 1997 By James R. Nelson Industrial Jungle, three sculptures by Zachary Coffin, The Birmingham Museum of Art, The Charles W. Ireland Sculpture Garden, Through Fall 1997. A work of art worthy of the name always evokes […]