Artist John King
Location: Festival Plaza West (311 W. Chester)
Materials: Powder-coated Steel, wind powered kinetics
Size: 18' x 10' x 10'
Artists Statement: I make large, tower mounted kinetic sculptures that fly and swim in the wind overhead, above the reach of the viewing public. The pieces dance with complex organic motion that is typical of living things. I see my sculptures as fascinating creatures that have taken up residence in the park or on the city street. The passerby is entering their domain. They seem to be aware of you. It's best to pay attention in their presence.
On loan another year! This work was installed as part of the 2013 Art on the Street program. We are happy this sculptures has a longer visit with us, but it is not eligible for the People’s Choice Award.
Following the installation of the sculptures, area poets and visual artists will be invited to participate in a juried art show, “See and Respond!” where artists create a piece inspired by one of the sculptures. There will be cash prizes awarded in multiple categories. Visit the See & Respond page for information about last year's program.