Wowed By Windmills

American artist Anthony Howe creates wind-driven “kinetic sculptures” out of stainless steel:

The many windmill-like structures respond to their surrounding natural environments by reflecting sunlight and producing motion in response to wind. Using mainly stainless steel and fiberglass, Howe produces all kinds of interesting symmetrically balanced forms and shapes. Standing 17 feet high, the heavy metal glides effortlessly through the air, rotating in organically circular, harmonious movements. The three-dimensional sculptures are intricately balanced to produce mesmerizing patterns that viewers could watch for hours. Howe says he hopes to achieve “pieces [that] assume a spare, linear elegance when conditions are still, mutating to raucous animation when the wind picks up.”

After the jump is another mesmerizing video of a wind-powered sculpture in the shape of a human face:

More of Howe’s work here.