Conductor/Composer was the culminating work in a series of pieces that investigated the movement of many linear elements stacked in parallel vertical layers. This intriguing sculpture, fabricated in machined stainless steel, is an exploration
of the question of how to support the circle with only one spoke that does not reach the center of the circle. This configuration requires careful counterbalancing and creates significant visual asymmetry and irregular movement. The circles independently
bob and float with unusual buoyancy and changing speeds.
The title refers to friends of the artist who purchased the first of the edition of this work. The husband is the conductor of a local symphony, and the wife is a musician, music teacher and composer. Ms. Lilly felt that the sculpture’s motion corresponded
meaningfully with thoughts about music, also with the idea of two lives mutually dedicated to music.