Selection & Installation
Our sculptures' brilliant color finishes are applied by hand and contain the best ultraviolet and corrosion inhibitors available, promising long-lasting protection and brilliant color for years of enjoyment. Developed by Mark White after decades of experimentation, each color finish is unique and built to last.
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Verdigris vs. Stainless Steel and Color
Our verdigris finish is our most natural and low-maintenance option. We use it to refer to the natural finish or patina of copper when exposed to outdoor environments—think of the Statue of Liberty—but the word verdigris has roots in Old French, where it literally translates as vert-de-Grèce, or "green of Greece." Until the 19th century, painters used verdigris as a pigment for turquoise, cyan, and teal shades.
Stainless steel offers an elegant, timeless finish that's easy to maintain and holds up beautifully in a variety of micro-climates.
Pole and Pedestal Mounting Options
Our poles are stainless steel and available in sizes ranging from three to seven feet. We offer a ground stake or deck mount, depending on your needs. Custom mounting options are available for discussion. Full instructions are sent with every kinetic sculpture for easy installation.
We happily extend a two-year warranty on all of our wind sculptures in the event of craftsmanship or material malfunctions.
Top-Mounting Kinetic Wind Sculptures Installation
Applicable models include: Arabesque 6, Blooming Lily 2, Blooming Lily 3, Chrysalis, Counter Revolving Iris,
Counter Revolving Rose, Flame 2, Flame 3, Iris Bud, Iris, Iris 3, Jellyfish, Orbs 6, Orb 12, and Winged Rhythms.
Installation video for Trancer, Kaleidoscope, weaver, wind ripples
"While I work in a number of three-dimensional sculptural and two-dimensional patined media, kinetic wind sculptures featured on the website create organic forms and optical effects. Technically speaking, they are curvilinear parallelograms that appear to shrink and expand at slower speeds and pulsate at higher speeds. A core element is the foreshortening of the planes and lines as they pass each other in their respective orbits.
Arriving at these effects and the mechanics of producing them didn't just occur to me in a flash of inspiration, but was the process of much experimentation. I began by hammering copper hot and cold onto forms and into forms as reliefs. The breakthrough was when I hammered a freely formed shape into a sand bag, thus producing a compound curve. Then I reversed the compound curve in the same form.
It was a defining moment when I felt I had discovered the right method for my kinetic wind art. I then began to expand my skills to develop a vocabulary of organic sculptural forms and effects with the added benefit of being functional art for contemplation and centering.
Sculptures are made with stainless steel structural elements with copper or aluminum blades. Kinetic wind sculptures are precisely balanced to respond to extremely light winds yet strong enough to withstand 100 M.P.H. winds. Permanently lubricated stainless steel ball bearings and all stainless steel mechanical parts are maintenance free." -Mark White