22 Oct Wind Vane Commissioned by Cycling Salamander Gallery
Posted at 15:05h in commissioned work, kinetic sculpture, recycle art
Cycling Salamander Windvane, 2004
Steel, bicycle, copper, bronze, aluminum, paint
132″ x 105″ x 12″
This sculpture was commissioned by Cycling Salamander Gallery in Charlevoix, Michigan.
The bike used in the piece is the one that Rebecca, the gallery’s owner, learned to ride on. The bearing assembly for the rotating axis is so smooth that even a light breeze sets the piece in motion. The hat makes a cool rattling noise when it’s spinning, as if to warm you not to bang your head on the big red arrow. You know, in case you didn’t see the 8′ 9″ base spinning towards you…
See photos of the Salamander’s official unveiling.