October 2012 – Ralfonso’ s kinetic wind sculpture Magic Tree 6m (20ft) is unveiled in the International Wuhu Sculpture Park, China. Invited as a special guest artist for the 2012 Liu Kaiqu International Sculpture Exhibition, Ralfonso’s Magic Tree is now permanently installed and part of the permanent collection of the Wuhu Sculpture Park.
Colorful curved Lucite assemblies consisting of 6 different sized and varying checkered color modules which rotate slowly around the suspension point.
Any light from above or from the side leaves a gently moving and ever- changing light and color compositions on the floor and walls, as well as eye-catching colored reflections on the ceiling. Due to the shifting and overlapping checkered color patterns interesting Moiree effects are visible both in the sculpture as well as in the shadows.