Kinetic Wind Art / Sculpture

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  1. mfrench

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    mind blown

    I have a strong bent towards artisitc expression. Somehow I've completely missed the boat on this one, and, I'm totally blown away.
    Next step: building my own far more simple one.
    small steps...

    out.
     
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    Where's the shrooms?
     
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    No affiliation, but I make it a point to stop at this shop (the Hogan Trading Company) in Moab UT whenever I visit. They have some wind sculptures by Lyman Whitaker. He has a studio near Zion National Park, and I have seen these sculptures in Springdale, UT also, at the Worthington Gallery. Hogan Trading's site has a page featuring his sculptures:

    http://hogantrading.com/?page_id=668

    They are not inexpensive. I'd like one myself, but the largest ones would cost more than my entire car! They range from $650 to $26,000. Whitaker has an interesting background--I understand these wind sculptures are something he is doing in his retirement.

    I'll have to watch your video later on when I'm able, @mfrench.
     
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  4. Kim G

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    I've had this one in the back yard for over 5 years and really enjoy it.

     
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    That is exactly the size of spinner that I would like to build. I love messing with this kind of stuff.
    I have a fairly large sheet of stainless steel in my garage,..... hmmmm [scratches at chin]

    Q?: Maintenance. Do you have to do anything to keep it rotating smoothly?
     
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    Are you nuts ETLS? This calls for a Cheech & Chong rolling paper wrapped around an oz of Godfather OG while your wearing a life preserver. :smoke::D.

    Just to add - I want one!
     
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  7. Kim G

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    The only maintenance is keeping the vines from my wife's from climbing up the post and hindering the blades. No other maintenance to keep it spinning. I did spray the fins with clear lacquer when I first put it up. I live in tornado alley and when the threat of a tornado or extremely high gusts of wind are present I will take it off the post and bring it inside.
     
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  8. sanford12

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    I need to start a poll to see who has partaken in the Big Bambu. We did it at party and that big rolling paper from the album took a good ounce to fill it. Back then it was 15 bucks an ounce for everyday quality or up to 45 for the good stuff. That was a really fun night. One of our buddies that was a medic in Vietnam had just got back for good and we were celebrating. Back then we didn't need much of reason to party but that was a good one.

    In keeping with the thread. Some of the wind sculptures are stunning . Saw a few nice ones in Henderson NV.
     
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