Rolling Ball Sculpture Musical ball run

I’ve been creating RBS since 2004 – over 350 sculptures and projects created.

rolling ball sculpture
rolling ball sculpture
rolling ball sculpture

A rolling ball sculpture is a type of kinetic art that consists of a series of tracks, usually made of metal, that guide a steel ball as it rolls from start to finish. The tracks are arranged in such a way as to create a complex and visually interesting path for the ball to follow often incorporating elements such as curves, spirals, loops and track splitters. The movement of the ball creates a mesmerizing display that is both elegant and playful, making rolling ball sculptures a popular form of art for both adults and children. Some rolling ball sculptures can be quite complex, with multiple balls moving simultaneously along different paths, while others are simple and minimalist in design. Overall, rolling ball sculptures are a unique and dynamic form of art that captures the imagination and frees the mind.

All of my Rolling Ball Sculptures are custom so please get creative! Most of my pieces have been commissioned and they are each unique to the individual buyer. If you see something that you like, let me know so I can create it for you. You can design and have any size or shape you envision. I am open to all of your input and inspiration. I’ve posted a lot of videos and pictures here, and if you want more, visit my YouTube channel. 

These Marble Runs are a great addition to many different situations. RBS are used in waiting areas giving your customers something to watch while they wait. They are popular in hospitals, lawyers’ offices, businesses, restaurants and even libraries, and are also great for Trade Shows and Exploration Museums!

Anywhere you want people’s attention, or need someone entertained, a Rolling Ball Sculpture is always moving. Watch with wonder as the mesmerizing movement of colored marbles cycle through and change patterns within these ever-moving sculptures. Having a motorized automatic marble lift gives these sculptures a pulse.

See how the ball-lifts mechanical energy is transferred to a rhythmic and synchronized, yet scattered and chaotic colorful mix of moving marbles. The effect makes tracking marbles more fun and entertaining! This is Kinetic Art. Rolling Ball Sculpture, simply put, is a roller coaster just for marbles. A two rail track twists and turns its way around through, under, and sometimes over any number of elements and surprises. If you want to see more and see all of my current work when uploaded – subscribe to my YouTube channel and hit the bell icon.