Innovative art uses wind energy

The Dallas Arboretum announced the arrival of its new summer exhibit, Wind Sculptures in Motion -The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker, presented by Reliant, on display throughout the gardens April 15 through July 31. As the most recognized creator of kinetic art in the world, Whitaker hand-crafts copper wind sculptures that are mesmerizing juxtaposed throughout the beautiful 66-acre garden. Each piece of Lyman’s artwork is organic in nature and responds to the changing currents of the wind, which provides each sculptures movement. Lyman creates sculptures that are innovative, hand-produced and have a high degree of mechanical integrity and quality craftsmanship.

The sculptures range in height from 5 to 27 feet tall and 122 sculptures will be arranged in groupings throughout the garden for viewing. Whitaker says, “The garden is a perfect venue for my pieces. Since they are derivative of plant forms, they feel at home among the plants.” — Krista Gabbert

Photo courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum