Windamajig - Goleta, CA
Posted by: DougK
N 34° 25.017 W 119° 49.993
11S E 239604 N 3812028
Quick Description: This whimsical kinetic sculpture looks like many dixie cone cups mounted on a spinning apparatus. The rotation causes hammers to strike chimes and bars.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2012 6:03:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMEZC8
This colorful and musical sculpture is located at Goleta Beach Park
From the Smithsonian AIC Description:
An abstract sculpture composed of a central, sixteen foot steel pole which supports a two-tiered, rotating arrangement of pipes and cone. The rotating part of the sculpture is made of four pairs of pipes joined in an X-arrangement. Cones attached at the ends of the pipes trap the beach breeze causing the X-arrangement to rotate clockwise. Simultaneously, the central organizing structure rotates, as four stationery pipes with cones trap the same breeze and cause it to rotate in a counter-clockwise motion. These configurations are divided between two tiers. A golf ball is suspended on a pipe behind each X-arrangement. As the sculpture moves, the golf balls hit resonance plates creating soft chime tones. The exteriors of the cones and the pipes are painted a cream color; the interiors of the cones are painted either blue, red, or cream-yellow. The sculpture is mounted on a cylindrical concrete base.
A plaque on the base reads:
By George Rhoads
Loaned by the David Bermant
Foundation: Color, Light, Motion