SNY Art – Kinetic Sculptures by Anthony Howe

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Published On 04/06/2015 » By Shiyana » Art

Recently we have seen the internet in a frenzy over a dress in question of it’s true colors blue and black or white and gold.  Over Easter the internet had yet another craze of questions regarding a cat which seems to be walking along some stairs, but gives the illusion that it could possibly be walking up or down.  The mind is a powerful, yet tricky tool for us humans.  However, when it comes to art it allows us to freely express our perspective on creative pieces without being judged.

Kinetic Sculptor Anthony Howe designed many pieces that have been seen on HGTV‘s “Offbeat America“, Arte Sella and in Greensboro, North Carolina.  A true artist or creative is always seen moving and taking in their surroundings to make better works of art.  Imaginably I would think having residence in Utah, New York and Washington had a great deal in his artistic vision, which inspired him to use natural elements for designs like such below.


anthony howe

Over the past 17 years I have made a body of suspended and freestanding kinetic sculpture, much of it designed to respond to the exterior natural environment of wind and light. I attempt, with an economy of means, to construct objects whose visual references range from lo-tech sci-fi paraphernalia to microbiological or astronomical models. Utilizing primarily stainless steel armatures that are driven either by hammered curvilinear shapes or flat fiberglass covered discs, I hope the pieces assume a spare, linear elegance when conditions are still, mutating to raucous animation when the wind picks up. Multiple axis finely balanced forms, both symmetrical and asymmetrical, conspire to create a visually satisfying three-dimensional harmony. Interior pieces include suspended gear motor and air driven wire armatures stretched with fiberglass, similar wall mounted pieces, as well as glass assemblages.

— Anthony Howe

Here you will see some of Anthony Howe’s astounding kinetic sculptures that come to life with a gentle breeze.  You can see more of his work at



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Shiyana Bellamy is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Southern New Yorker. When she's not connecting the dots for music artists with her partners, she writes or dives into cooking.

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