Harmony with the breeze

OwnerUbe City
Search TypeOutdoor Sculpture
Japanese Title風になるとき
Artist西野 康造 NISHINO Kozo
ExhibitionThe 17th UBE Biennale
PlaceTokiwa Park

Wings supported by three legs are gently moving, obeying and floating on the wind. In addition to the rotation around the axis, each wing has three movable parts that adds soft flapping movements. The sculpture visualizes the invisible flow of wind. The wings, reflecting in the sun and gleaming, are made of titanium alloy as light as 20kg per wing while having a size of 9m. The light and robust feature of the material enables the artwork to accurately react to both gusts and breezes. One of the three legs uses rusty iron to suggest its connection with the earth beneath it through its color and texture. The connection is responded by the subtle gradation from brown to blue, starting from the root of the wings to their tips. The enormous breadth of the sculpture connecting the earth and sky is realized by the use of colors, weights, and movements. A sculpture to feel the wind – it also tells us the vastness of the sky through the linear structure of the wings. The sculptor says: “I always want to become the wind and the sky by borrowing the flapping and the brilliance of bird wings.”
Document ID21583
Source第17回現代日本彫刻展 毎日新聞社賞