Jun 20, 2013

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.

[via Colossal]

 

1. Octo
Stainless steel
204″h x 48″w x 20″d

octo kinetic wind sculpture by anthony howe

 

octo kinetic wind sculpture by anthony howe

 

Artwork by Anthony Howe

 

 

2. About Face
Copper, Stainless steel
88″h x 62″w x 60″d

About-Face

 

About-Face-Side

 

about-face

 

Artwork by Anthony Howe

 

 

3. In Cloud Light
Stainless steel
224″h x 104″w x 52″d

anthony howe sculptures (2)

 

anthony howe sculptures (1)

 

InCloudLight

 

in-cloud-light-2

 

in-cloud-light

 

Artwork by Anthony Howe

 

 

4. Olotron
Stainless steel
44″ h x 44″ w x 22″d

Olotron

 

olotron kinetic wind sculpture by anthony howe animated gif

 

Artwork by Anthony Howe

 

 

5. Spines
Stainless steel
42″ h x 40″ w x 20″d

spines kinetic wind sculpture by anthony howe

 

spines kinetic wind sculpture by anthony howe

 

Artwork by Anthony Howe

 

 

6. In-Out Quotient
Stainless steel
16’6″h x 6’4″w x 3’d

in out quotient by anthony howe

 

in out quotient by anthony howe

 

Artwork by Anthony Howe

 

 

7. Big Whelp
Stainless steel
16’h x 7′ w x 4’d, 1/2″ x 28″ base

Big-Whelp

 

big-whelp

 

Artwork by Anthony Howe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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