Friday, 4 September 2009

Len Lye's Wind Wand

This is one of Len Lye's best known kinetic sculptures: the Wind Wand. It stands 45 m high on the seafront in New Plymouth, North Island. It can bend at least 20 metres, so sometimes I can be quite scary to see it sway in the wind...

Len Lye was a New Zealand born artist; he had a passion for both cinematography and kinetic sculpture and an obsession (that's what we thought) for making movement something real.
On our recent visit to Melbourne, we visited an exhibition on Lye's work at the Centre of the Moving Image. Some of his sculptures were just mind-blowing, and watching them moving, some of them at the same time, was quite an experience!
His movies were also quite a discovery for us; dancing patterns of colourful lines and prints. Here's a taste of it:


Ricardo Baticón said...

Hola Ester

Enhorabuena por tu blog, me gustó que para tí es mi voto en los Premios 20 blogs.

(Será una gozada pasarse por aquí de vez en cuando para respirar las tierras de El Señor de los Anillos)

Un saludo.

Esterilla said...

Muchas gracias Ricardo!

Blackberry said...

This is amazing!
I'd love to see it:)