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Kinetic Sculpture and Art
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Kinetic Sculpture and Art is sculpture that has parts that move with respect to other parts; it depends on motion for its effects. Drawing engineering and art together, they give a glimpse at what great beauty can be created by the artist. Sound and light pieces are also welcome here. Please click on "show additional information" below to see requirements for posting in this category.
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Kinetic Sculpture and Art is a sculpture that incorporates the mechanical or random movement of one or more of its parts. Types of kinetic art includes mobiles, optical sculptures and other art that moves. These may be fixed pieces or pieces that move in a designated display area.

Pieces may be outdoors or indoors and must move by either wind, solar, water, electrical, motor or mechanical effort by the observer. Actual movement is a critical part of Kinetic Sculpture and Art design. Since sound is created by movement, a piece that creates sound, if it does not fit in another category such as Wind Harps, is also welcome here. Art installations based on light (other than neon which has its own category) than creates the illusion of movement by turning on and off in an artistic fashion are also welcome here.

The kinetic sculptures must NOT be mass produced consumer models such as found at Costco, Wal-Mart or other garden or home decoration stores.

Examples of Kinetic Sculpture and Art include:

- WM7VE7 Pilot and Navigator - Denver, CO
- WM5N4B Windmark - Colorado Springs, CO
- WM86GE Diaphonous Yo Tien - Loveland, CO
- WM4AE6 "Untitled" - Washington, D.C.
- Theo Jansen, Kinetic Sculptor

Because movement is a a primary component of kinetic sculpture, a video would be great! If you are able to shoot video or know of an existing video, a link would be fabulous. This is NOT a requirement; just an option.

Exclusions: This category is not for kinetic sculpture races, ‘art cars’, ModulArt, rolling balls sculptures (already a category), wind harps (a separate category), bells (a separate category), artistic neon (which has its own category) or store-bought whirligigs, wind chimes and similar consumer mass-market items.

A sculpture in an airport (or any other area with both open and restricted areas) that is within the secure area would not fit this category as only people with tickets would be able to view the sculpture.

Instructions for Posting a Kinetic Sculpture and Art Waymark:

Instructions for posting to Kinetic Sculpture and Art:

1. The piece must use kinetic motion as a central part of the artist’s intention.

2. Must provide accurate coordinates using Waymarkings’ default of lat/long in decimal minute per the WGS84 datum (most GPSr's default datum).

3. Minimum of two photos that you have personally taken that either show the piece in motion OR demonstrate different viewing angles that a viewer might see if the piece were moving. (Waymarkers should not be penalized because it was not a windy day.) You are strongly encouraged upload as many photographs to really ‘show off’ the piece. If a plaque is available with the title, artist, date, etc., include this information. Please do not include your GPSr. Do not include yourself in the default photo. An appropriate time to include people is to show scale of the piece or mechanical operation to make the piece ‘move’.

4. Naming requirement: Title of Piece (or unknown if not known) - City, State/Province/Country (whichever is appropriate). Example: “Diaphonous Yo Tien - Loveland, CO”

5. In the "Long Description" field, include a brief description of the piece. Try to find out a bit of information about the piece and artist. Please cite your sources. The bulk of the text in the long description must be left black. If the post is not in English, it would be very nice to have an English translation - though this is not required.

6. Material/media used to construct the piece.

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Enjoy taking your photos from varying angles or video to really show off the beauty of the piece. Please include your impressions of the piece. Video is always cool!

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A giant wind chime abstract sculpture titled 'For The Children of astrios & eos i: canticle' by Jonathan Schork. Located on the lawns to the rear of the Orange County Administration Center in downtown Orlando, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 10/30/2015

last visited: 10/31/2015

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Astrogenisis II. A 25 foot sculpture that reminds you of a Dandelion. The sculpture by Wendy Ross is lit by LED lights, The steel spring ball quivers in the slightest of breezes. Located at corner of Orange Ave. and Church St. Orlando, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 12/6/2013

last visited: 12/22/2013

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Kinetic Sculpture and ArtCentered - Kinetic Sculpture - Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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The metal statue stand 25 feet tall and looks to be in the shape of an eye with a kinetic element at the center. The sculpture by artist CJ Rench. titled “Centered” Located at Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 12/5/2013

last visited: 8/9/2019

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Union - An abstract kinetic sculpture by Ralfonso, has thirty stainless steel rotating wings that move in the wind. This 25 feet tall sculpture is located at Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 12/4/2013

last visited: 10/29/2017

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'L'Homme' a large public kinetic sculpture standing 18 feet tall, located at Mennello museum gardens, Loch Haven Park, Orlando, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 5/16/2012

last visited: 1/6/2019

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Kinetic Sculpture and ArtThe Evolution of Angels & Birds - Wind Chimes - Kissimmee, Florida, USA.

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This new Wind Chime sculpture by Floridian sculptor, Dennis J Howland, named 'The Evolution of Angels & Birds' Located between the Amtrak railway station and the Monument of States, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 11/24/2012

last visited: 4/20/2015

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The kinetic "Hammering Man at 2,938,405" is located at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Florida, USA. The sculpture is made of corten steel and represents the common worker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 10/11/2010

last visited: 1/3/2011

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Kinetic Sculpture and ArtArches - Gainesville, FL

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This "Arches" sculpture is located at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 2/20/2010

last visited: 11/5/2019

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Kinetic Sculpture and ArtVenus Flytrap - Gainesville, FL

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This "Venus Flytrap" sculpture is located at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 3/5/2010

last visited: 11/5/2019

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