Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sculpture: Anthony Howe

"About Face" by Washington-based Kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe

About Face is an impressionist sculpture composed of one hundred individually balanced and weighted copper panels that move in the wind, some swinging freely while other are articulated by spinning stainless steel cups.  It's among the most striking of Howe's work, by not the most intricate.  Howe specializes in complex kinetic metal sculptures that are as intriguing as they are shiny, and recently, his work has been popping up around the web.  Check out some of it below.
“I attempt, with an economy of means, to construct objects whose visual references range from lo-tech sci-fi paraphernalia to microbiological or astronomical models.  Utilizing primarily stainless steel armatures that are driven either by hammered curvilinear shapes or flat fiberglass covered discs, I hope the pieces assume a spare, linear elegance when conditions are still, mutating to raucous animation when the wind picks up.”


"In Cloud Light"

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