You may have heard about Michelangelo and his famous sculptures. You may have also gone around the Classical Greek spaces and looked at amazing stone figurines. But have you ever wondered what it would like if these structures would have twisted and turned with the winds?
Yes, what we are talking here is about is Kinetic sculptures or rather wind sculptures. These are strange-looking sculptures made out of a light metal that can rotate, revolve or in general, for magnificent patterns according to the way they move and interact with the wind. Anthony Howe is a kinetic wind sculptor who had made a variety of different wind sculptures. He lives in Orcas Island in Washington. To him, the explosion of the sun, the supernova or even a jellyfish do not make a difference. All the different substances that he creates require a lot of effort, precision, science and a lot of innovativeness. They require special materials which can move with the wind. Anthony did not have a gallery for over 30 years. He still doesn’t have one. He and his wife run the entire business of making wind sculptures. They have no agents, no galleries, or any consultant. The only marketing that he goes for in on YouTube. And well, he has been successful in capturing the awe of the people.
Wind sculptures, as you can see from the video, is not easy to make. But there is only one thing that drives Anthony to develop such things – the drive to awe people. He wanted to develop something that will shock people and he succeeded in it. He has put a price tag of $45,000- $50,000 to most of his products, but there are larger ones too which can go up to $150,000. The larger pieces are the ones that take out a lot of physical effort from Anthony. The cost is justified considering the amount of work that goes into such work.
If you even look at a little bit of the work process of Anthony, you can feel the constant pressure that this man is going through as he works his way through the models. The wind sculptures look brilliant but they have the power to do one thing – stop you from thinking about anything. And that’s where Anthony was planning to take his journey. He wanted to produce something which takes out the thoughts, worries and other nonsense for the minds of the people and set them in a meditative state- grounded, relaxed, calm. And the wind sculptures have been successful in making it happen.
Anthony is not the only one making wind sculptures. Lyman Whitaker is also someone who develops amazing wind sculptures too.
You can even put yourself in a meditative mood with a piece of soothing music playing along with wind sculptures and their hypnotic motions.
Wind sculptures are all set to make you feel in a different reality – an ethereal realm.
Credit: Anthony Howe and Lyman Whitaker