This kinetic sculpture was an investigation to test two kinds of movement: one is the disks spinning in opposite directions on the same axle, the other is the column spinning both above and below the horizontal support arm.
The first 2 images and 2 videos are on site at Cylburn Arboretum, where located high on a hill, Manoils captured the strongest winds it has ever seen. If you look at the videos you will see the wind at its strongest (not sped up). I replaced the two orange disks with a stronger aluminum alloy than was previously there to withstand the heaviest winds. I use these sculptures to explore the effect of wind upon their elements and see the spectacular display of what happens. Often I design and fabricate these pieces without the assistance of a grant or purchase. These artistic investigations are funded by my day job.
Banky's poster says it all.
The final 4 images show Manolis on a new site, on loan to Peggy Fox & Arthur Houghton.