I originally built this as a model several years ago. Just finished this one for the 2012 SculptureWalk in Sioux Falls, SD. It will be there beginning May 5, 2012.
This one was so much fun to make. I got re-acquainted with my oxy-acetylene welding roots. There’s something really inspiring to making a sculpture that has some size and heft. I had a blast with Maelstrom and can’t wait to get to Sioux Falls.
My description for the application:
The winds whip along the plains kicking up a dust and debris. On occasion it will coalesce into a dust devil. It’s the same physics as a tornado but harmless and interesting. Maelstrom mirrors that spinning and twisting motion in brushed steel.
Size: 72″ x 48″ x 44″