Charles Sowers mounts 612 wind arrows on San Fran museum with stunning results

The American artist Charles Sowers installed 612 rotating wind direction indicators on the Randall Museum in San Francisco, in a bid to “visually reveal the complex and ever-changing ways the wind interacts with the building and the environment.” And my word has he succeeded with a beautiful, utterly bewitching kinetic sculpture which I could watch for hours.

Charles’ work shows a longstanding obsession with natural phenomena and he describes his mission to “draw people into a careful noticing and interaction” with phenomena that can so easily go unnoticed. His starting points may be everyday, but his realisations are anything but.

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