Wind Wind Wind - Boston, MA, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 42° 21.576 W 071° 03.408
19T E 330619 N 4691752
Quick Description: This kinetic art sculpture, created by sculptor Michio Ihara is situated in the plaza, just north of the Equity Office Building and the west of Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston, Massachusetts.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/16/2013 6:31:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMHJRY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
This 3-ton stainless steel sculpture, Wind Wind Wind, is located at 60 State Street in downtown Boston. The plaque at the art piece reads as follows:

Wind Wind Wind
Michio Ihara, Sculptor

Dedicated in Wellesley, Massachusetts 1973

Rededicated in Boston, Massachusetts 2012

Michio Ihara's kinetic sculptures are based on modular combinations of single shapes repeated throughout the sculpture. Each smaller shape builds upon itself to evoke a sense of fluidity and lightness that works within a given space. The artist's ultimate goal is to create a harmonious connection between his sculptures and the surrounding environment.

Equity Office

"This sculpture, called Wind Wind Wind, was originally installed at the Wellesley Office Park in 1973. It was removed, cleaned and renovated and will be completely installed by Equity Office Property in the outdoor plaza behind 60 State Street in early January." (visit link)

The Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog describes the sculpture as follows:

"An abstract sculpture composed of a network of stainless steel rods arranged horizontally, vertically, and diagonally to form a curved wall dotted with rectangular pieces of stainless steel whcih move with the wind. The sculpture rests atop a brick base." (visit link)

For a news article that describes the artist, (visit link)
Title of Piece: Wind Wind Wind

Artist: Michio Ihara

Material/Media: Stainless Steel

Date of Creation or Placement: Created: 1973, Placed at current location: 2012

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Public plaza

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