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.

    http://www.pmjc.org/photos/display_image_detail.php?i=17920

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

    http://www.pmjc.org/photos/display_image_detail.php?i=17921

    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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