Thursday, August 09, 2012

Mesmerizing large-scale kinetic sculptures by Lyman Whitaker

Here is a video compilation of wind sculptures in motion. The pieces were created by Lyman Whitaker. Based in southwest Utah, Whitaker has been a working sculptor for more than 40 years and is known for his kinetic sculptures. The tall, flowing geometric forms of Whitaker' sculptures stand out among the natural surroundings in which they are often placed. This is no accident.

From the artist's web site:

By placing the sculptures in settings dependent on natural elements for movement, opportunities are provided for participants to think about their surroundings. Lyman's sculptures are organic and natural like vegetation and are enjoyed best in interactive settings where they are viewed over time.

Whitaker's sculptures range in height from 5 to 27 feet tall and are fabricated from copper, steel and stainless steel. Weathered patinas provide the color pallet -- rust, brown, tan and green. Here is piece is a dramatic shot of 19 kinteic sculptures Whitaker installed for the Burning Man festival, in Black Rock City, Nevada in 2011:

Photo of kinetic sculptures

Learn more about the artist and see more kinetic sculptures by Lyman Whitaker on his web site.

[ Thanks Christoph! ]

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