If art is meant to transform a space, Anthony Howe's kinetic sculptures light your front yard on fire. Howe, who lives on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington, works according to the statement, "Let's go sit on the patio and watch the whirlygig [sic]." And, indeed, if you were to acquire one of the pieces he's made over the last two decades, you could easily stand transfixed on your lawn for days. Howe's metal sculptures spin, pulsate, and convulse in the wind. His sculpture, "In Cloud Light" (video below) churns like a magnetar, while his totemic piece "About Face" flickers like an otherworldly intelligence (and could serve as a handy avatar in the singularity age).
It's enough to make you eager for a lull in the breeze, to let you escape inside to put your groceries away.
Images courtesy of Anthony Howe.
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