Kinetic Wind-Powered Sculptures by Anthony Howe
Anthony Howe is an American artist that has been making suspended and freestanding kinetic sculptures for the last 17 years. Howe’s artwork is designed to respond to the exterior natural environment of wind and light.
In his artist statement, Howe explains:
“I attempt, with an economy of means, to construct objects whose visual references range from lo-tech sci-fi paraphernalia to microbiological or astronomical models.
Utilizing primarily stainless steel armatures that are driven either by hammered curvilinear shapes or flat fiberglass covered discs, I hope the pieces assume a spare, linear elegance when conditions are still, mutating to raucous animation when the wind picks up.
Multiple axis finely balanced forms, both symmetrical and asymmetrical, conspire to create a visually satisfying three-dimensional harmony. Interior pieces include suspended gear motor and air driven wire armatures stretched with fiberglass, similar wall mounted pieces, as well as glass assemblages.”
You can find many more examples of Howe’s fascinating work on his official website HOWEART.NET. Below you will find a small sample of the Sifter’s personal favourites. I also created animated gifs and embedded videos to demonstrate the movement and light each sculpture embraces.
204″h x 48″w x 20″d
2. About Face
Copper, Stainless steel
88″h x 62″w x 60″d
3. In Cloud Light
224″h x 104″w x 52″d
44″ h x 44″ w x 22″d
42″ h x 40″ w x 20″d
6. In-Out Quotient
16’6″h x 6’4″w x 3’d
7. Big Whelp
16’h x 7′ w x 4’d, 1/2″ x 28″ base
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