Whirligigs

A site-specific sculptural installation that I created for an Opening Gala at Jacob’s Pillow, a dance center in Becket, Massachusetts

Whirligigs by Trace Meek

In 1993 I was asked to create a site-specific sculpture installation for the Season Opening Gala at Jacob’s Pillow, a dance center in Becket, Massachusetts. I created an installation that echoed the movements of modern dance. The three kinetic sculptures, made of canvas, steel, and bicycle parts donated to the Art Foundry’s scrap heap, lilted upon the Berkshire County breezes all afternoon.

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Completed and installed in 1993; welded steel, recycled bicycle parts, and canvas; private collection (not for sale).

Author: Trace Meek

Web designer and artist living in Western Massachusetts. Snowshoer. Gardener. Hockey player. Motorcyclist. Tree hugger.