area 51 kinetic wind sculpture  

Title: "Area 51"

56"W x 30"H

Year: 2003

At my studio

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As a hanging sculpture, "Area 51" is perfect for a front porch, back porch, the eves of a house, a tree, etc. Many of the parts that make up this wind sculpture are historical in nature. The weathered sheet metal used to construct the paddles and main body came from a very old billboard that once stood south of Reno. The rusty springs are from a Nevada ghost town. The old wire is from Nevada's Black Rock Desert. The large diameter wire that is the axle is from an old telegraph line.