This Wind-Powered Art is Mesmerizing

American artist Anthony Howe has harnessed the power of wind with his amazing artwork. Howe, based in Orcas Island, Washing, first designs 3D models on his computer, then uses a plasma cutter to cut the pieces from metal. Using traditional metal working techniques, he builds the sculptures.

The kinetic sculptures are 25 feet tall, can weather up to 90 mph winds, and are built to last hundreds of years. The sculptures are showcased as public art around the world.

Howe states on his website: “Kinetic sculpture resides at the intersection of artistic inspiration and mechanical complexity. The making of one of my pieces relies on creative expression, metal fabrication, and a slow design process in equal parts. It aims to alter one’s experience of time and space when witnessed. It also needs to weather winds of 90 mph and still move in a one mile per hour breeze and do so for hundreds of years.”

See more of Anthony Howe’s work here: http://www.howeart.net/

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