Steady winds accompany spring in New Mexico. Tumbleweeds dried by the winter roll across the open landscape, and even on warm days everybody keeps a jacket for the cool breeze.
Here at Mark White Fine Art we look forward to the winds that signal the start of spring each year. Not only are they a symbol of the season to come, but they also help our sculpture garden come alive. With each gust or gentle flow of air Mark’s kinetic sculptures spin and move, creating entrancing and intricate patterns of motion.
Mark also brings his wide range of skills and ideas to the fore in his wind sculpture. His traditional rotating pieces spin to create repeating patterns in rich patina colors or simple verdigris. However he also has a line of abstract works. Featuring straight pieces and careful counterbalancing these kinetics move in ways that are unique and non-repeating.
See all of Mark’s kinetic sculptures at http://www.markwhitefineart.com/wind-sculpture/.
Spinning Patina or Verdigris
Bright flashes of spinning color or natural verdigris catch the eye, inviting a person to watch as the sculpture moves with only the power of the wind.
Inspired by nature, Mark’s spinning sculptures each try to bring a piece of that inspiration back in their unique shapes and motion. A full flower garden is recreated in minimalisti lines alongside spinning orbs, curves and more.
The artistry doesn’t stop with the form of the sculpture either. Each sculpture is colored, whether with patina or a verdigris finish, by hand, making each blade unique and a work of art all its own.
Counterbalanced Stainless Steel
At a glance both simple and minimalistic, Mark White’s counterbalanced stainless steel kinetic sculptures are a carefully constructed marvel of artistic engineering. Reminiscent of mobiles, each one requires carefully planned weight distribution in order to freely move and spin.
Unlike the patina and verdigris works, that spin on one or two axis, the stainless steel works have multiple rotation points along almost all of their limbs. This helps to create the enticing and ever changing patterns of movement in the sky, and since the patterns are non-repeating one can watch for hours, constantly guessing where the breeze will take the sculpture next.