As a keen artist, I was always take note of any eminent trends in the Art world and regularly browse all the social networking sites to look a what is going in. One thing that recently caught my eye was the kinetic sculptures which are being made by artists in Austin, Texas. One that stood out in particular was Jim LaPaso.
Abstract is certainly the word to describe these sculptures. They are very unique and often made of stainless steel, which allows for a professional feel and effect. They are cleverly sculpted with an aesthetically pleasing effect with smooth curves and a good quality finish. The stainless steel is either new or recycled, which makes for some interesting variation on the pieces and a useful array of textural options. Furthermore, the sculptures can subsequently be customized by adding powder coating onto the sculpture. This comes in a spectrum of colors and textures, to tailor your experience to the max.
Art that is moving in the wind
The sculptures are powered by wind and can imitate wind turbines at times, although they are obviously not capable of the same visual pollution that those monstrosities are. As they move with just the slightest breeze, the sculptures are in a continual state of flux and they are perpetually changing shape and form, enhancing the viewers' experience. You can put your own spin on the sculptures that you view as this is one of the many wonderful assets of Art: you can interpret it in any way you like. The ambiguous nature of some of the kinetic wind sculptures certainly foster this style of thinking.
Unique and wonderful art sculptures
The pieces are certainly very unique to the artist (although of course all art is), but there is just something quite special and awe-inspiring about these pieces. They come in a wide variety of genres and modalities. One such vivid example is the 'rainbow' kinetic art piece, which is simple, yet complex in its execution. The 'Galactica' looks slightly futuristic, with plenty of spirals and twirls to give the piece a space-like feel. Again these sculptures have the wonderful quality of giving the viewer an insight into real life. In a lot of ways, the audience get inside the artist's mind as they get to see their interpretation of the things that go on in the world, by putting their own stamp on it. Art is often a wonderful form of expression and these kinetic wind sculptures are no different. Some of them can be quite beguiling too and you can just tell by some of the titles. 'Paradox of Bling' is an eminent example of this, which has some wonderful philosophical notes to it and encourages the thinker to manifest inside us as we ponder the world at the same time as observing these wonderful sculptures. 'Comet' is a wonderful piece which is surprisingly realistic, it does actually look as if the comet is hurtling towards the earth's surface, rampant and ready to cause devastation. Kinetic wind sculptures are true masterpieces and are well worth a look.