another kind of art…


Anthony Howe is an American artist that has been making suspended and freestanding kinetic sculptures for the last 17 years. Howe’s artwork is designed to respond to the exterior natural environment of wind and light.
In his artist statement, Howe explains:
“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.

Multiple axis finely balanced forms, both symmetrical and asymmetrical, conspire to create a visually satisfying three-dimensional harmony. Interior pieces include suspended gear motor and air driven wire armatures stretched with fiberglass, similar wall mounted pieces, as well as glass assemblages.”

You can find many more examples of Howe’s fascinating work on his official website HOWEART.NET. Below you will find a small sample of the Sifter’s personal favourites. I also created animated gifs and embedded videos to demonstrate the movement and light each sculpture embraces.
[via Colossal]

1. Octo
Stainless steel
204″h x 48″w x 20″d

octo kinetic wind sculpture by anthony howe
octo kinetic wind sculpture by anthony howe
Artwork by Anthony Howe

2. About Face
Copper, Stainless steel
88″h x 62″w x 60″d

About-Face
About-Face-Side
about face Kinetic Wind Powered Sculptures by Anthony Howe
Artwork by Anthony Howe

3. In Cloud Light
Stainless steel
224″h x 104″w x 52″d

anthony howe sculptures (2)
anthony howe sculptures (1)
InCloudLight
in cloud light 2 Kinetic Wind Powered Sculptures by Anthony Howe
in cloud light1 Kinetic Wind Powered Sculptures by Anthony Howe
Artwork by Anthony Howe

4. Olotron
Stainless steel
44″ h x 44″ w x 22″d

Olotron
olotron kinetic wind sculpture by anthony howe animated gif
Artwork by Anthony Howe

5. Spines
Stainless steel
42″ h x 40″ w x 20″d

spines kinetic wind sculpture by anthony howe
spines kinetic wind sculpture by anthony howe
Artwork by Anthony Howe

6. In-Out Quotient
Stainless steel
16’6″h x 6’4″w x 3′d

in out quotient by anthony howe
in out quotient by anthony howe
Artwork by Anthony Howe

7. Big Whelp
Stainless steel
16′h x 7′ w x 4′d, 1/2″ x 28″ base

Big-Whelp
big whelp Kinetic Wind Powered Sculptures by Anthony Howe
Artwork by Anthony Howe

If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter
highly recommends:

http://twistedsifter.com/2013/04/anamorphic-sculptures-made-with-algorithms-jonty-hurwitz/
http://twistedsifter.com/2012/05/mind-blowing-shadow-art-by-kumi-yamashita/
http://twistedsifter.com/2013/03/suspended-sewing-button-sculptures-augusto-esquivel/
Posted: 19 Jun 2013 03:14 PM PDT

GIRAFFE UMBRELLA

giraffe getting shade under acacia tree serengeti national park by twistedsifter Picture of the Day: Giraffe Umbrella
I took this photo in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. It was the middle of the afternoon and the sun was scorching. We drove past this lone giraffe that was getting shade and shelter from the sun by standing under this beautiful Acacia tree.
We stayed there for a couple of minutes admiring the beautiful animal in complete silence. It was a peaceful moment and one I’ll always remember, as it gave me time to reflect and appreciate how fortunate I was to be in such a location in the presence of such a beautiful creature.
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