Weekly Photo Challenge: MERGE (4)

Looking rather like a formidable steel-leaf palm tree, this kinetic sculpture at the Currier Museum of Art was caught by a rising wind:

and the steel fronds of the two palm fans encountered each other, not with a clash, but in a magically gentle merge, so quickly and so smoothly that it was like sleight of hand. How did it DO that!

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12 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: MERGE (4)

  1. Meg says:

    Last week we were marveling at a whole colony of such wind sculptures by Lyman Whittaker in Sedona AZ.


    And one in particular is being contemplated for possible residence in Tucson


    Called “Lotus” there are two independent arms which can rotate counterclockwise to each other. The petals are shaped to respond to the same wind in a different manner.

  2. Gemma says:

    At first I thought it was a wind farm. Them I did I what I use to tell my first graders to do. READ the whole thing! Cool sculpture and post.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Thanks, Gemma.
      It was fun to watch as the two “palm fronds” would separate and merge, separate and merge. Hypnotic, kinda.
      OTOH, I love to watch wind turbines also.

  3. They’re beautiful! And a great interpretation of theme!

  4. Stef says:

    That sculpture looks amazing! Quite a talent for an artist to create such a piece.

  5. Cool sculpture! It’s fascinating how the formidable and scary looking blades are paired with a gentle merging of lines into a beautiful piece of art – love it!

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