Hypnartic Artwork's "Wind Sculptures Across America Tour" takes on Jacksonville, Florida, as a part of their 2017 East Coast Kinetic Art Tour. Beginning in New York and ending in Jacksonville Florida, the great cities of the East Coast were met with kinetic brilliance at every turn.
Jacksonville is located in the Northeastern corner of Florida, and is known for being the largest city, and having the greatest population in the entire state.
It’s coast lies along the Atlantic Ocean, while the Saint John’s River is located directly in the middle of the city. The Main Street Bridge has been used to drive across the Saint Johns River since 1941. In 1957, the bridge was re-named after the mayor, John T. Alsop Jr., and it’s official name is now the “The John T. Alsop Jr. Bridge."
Solar Reflections wind sculpture at the Main Street Bridge, Jacksonville
The bridge’s unique blue color, and contemporary architectural design plays a crucial role in the picturesque view of the Jacksonville city. The John T. Alsop Jr. Bridge, the Saint John River, and the stunning Jacksonville skyline provided a beautiful backdrop for Hypnartic Artworks newest sculpture “Solar Flare."
Friendship Fountain, Jacksonville, FL
Saint Johns River Park, also known as Friendship Fountain Park, it was designed by Architect Taylor Hardwick. He created a fountain that was capable of forcing seventeen thousand gallons of water through three pumps, and reaching one hundred feet into the air. Hardwick’s design has given Jacksonville the honor of having the largest and tallest fountain in the world. It involves 36 nozzles, each contain red, pink, blue, and orange colored lights which illuminate the rising moon and enhance the skyline every night.
Hypnartic Artwork’s unique wind sculptures were a perfect fit for Jacksonville’s passion for fine art. Jacksonville is recognized for being the cultural center of Northern Florida. One of their most popular events would be the monthly “Art Walk," where they present a free gallery of local artwork, in the heart of downtown Jacksonville. The art walk also features food trucks, music, and an outdoor art fair. Aside from the Art Walk, they offer Broadway productions in the Downtown Performing Arts Center, local art, food, and music every weekend during the winter season, an Art Walk on the beach, and a hand-made art festival, called San Marco. The San Marco Art Festival is hosted twice a year, introducing locally made paintings, jewelry, photographs, and glass to the Jacksonville community.
Liberty State Park, Jersey City
Along the coast where the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay meet. The park is just a mile from the widely recognized landmarks of The State of Liberty and Ellis Island and they are visible across the river. The park was formed by the neighboring island, known as “Black Tom”. The Lehigh Valley Railroad had owned the land at the time and decided to connect it to the rest of the state. They added a railroad, but later decided that was not enough. The company decided to expand the island by filling in the area to make it part of the mainland of New Jersey, along with what is now known as Liberty State Park, a common destination for public recreation! The park is known as being home to the “Empty Sky” memorial and Liberty Walkway.
Solar Flare Wind Sculpture stands tall at the Liberty Walkway
“Empty Sky” memorial to 9/11 was designed by architect Frederic Schwartz. It was built in 2011 for the ten year anniversary of the attacks. Two walls, each 30 feet high, are placed parallel for 208 feet, which create a path that focuses where the World Trade Center towers once stood. The name is taken from the Bruce Springsteen song, “Empty Sky”, as the towers reflect the emptiness in the sky now that the twin towers are no longer there. Engraved are the names of 746 people from New Jersey who were lost in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, as well as the 9/11 attacks to the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.
The Hudson River Walkway is on the west coast of the Hudson River. It covers over eighteen miles. It is a popular bike route, and is free at all times for the public to experience and appreciate. The portion of the walk way that falls inside of Liberty State Park is called the Liberty Walkway. Along the path, one may find a private bridge to Ellis Island, a State of Liberty Observatory, a memorial to the Black Tom Explosions during World War I, play grounds, and picnic grounds. In 1995, the Liberty Walkway was awarded for it’s intricate landscape.
Throughout the entire duration of the Liberty Walkway, the eye-catching Statue of Liberty can be seen, hence the name “Liberty Walkway”. The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States by France in 1886 and has had over 3 million visitors since.
The authentic design became a worldwide symbol of freedom, as France helped to hold the torch for the United States, to light the way towards Liberty. Hypnartic Artwork was honored to stand near Lady Liberty, adding a new element of art and freedom to Liberty State Park and all it has to offer.
Hypnartic Artwork added its own artistic spin to Uptown Sedona’s eclectic cultural scene during a visit to the popular northern Arizona resort town this past October.
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Despite its compact size of 19.2 sq. miles, Sedona is classified as a city with an estimated residential population of just over ten thousand. The Coconino National Forest occupies more than half of the city’s land mass. Sedona is located within the Upper Sonoran Desert of the Sedona Verde Valley based about 187 miles from the legendary Grand Canyon and 120 miles north of the state’s capital of Phoenix. An intriguing natural landscape and abundant wildlife attracts millions of tourists and enumerable visual artists to Sedona each year.
A major draw is the numerous displays of massive, towering red sandstone rock formations. Commonly referred to as red rocks, the self-contained iron content causes the structures to appear red. Curiously, their color palette enlivens into a vibrant orange or red glow under a rising or setting sun. Cathedral Rock, Courthouse Butte, Red Rock Crossing located seven miles from the city are among the most visited sites. Each have provided an inspirational subject for countless songwriters, literary authors, photographers, filmmakers, painters and other visual artists.
Countless wildlife species inhabit Sedona which is immediately surrounded by a plethora of vast, undeveloped protected forests and parks. These include Red Rock State Park with 286 acres and the Coconino National Forest which spans 108 acres and houses the Oak Creek Canyon whose nickname is the Mini Grand Canyon. Founded in 1902 and incorporated in 1988, the city of Sedona holds deep Native American Indian roots which remains true today. About 45 percent of Native Americans comprise Sedona’s population, according to the 2013 census.
Often referred to as a cultural mecca, Sedona features a robust, thriving colony for visual artists many of whom draw inspiration from its natural beauty. Two additional growing industries include the new-age movement of alternative medicine and healing practices and filmmaking. Self described as Arizona's Little Hollywood, more than sixty box office films featuring John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Henry Fonda and other well known talent have been filmed in Sedona since the seventies.
Hypnartic Artwork displayed its kinetic wind sculptures within Uptown Sedona amidst its bustling retail district full of art galleries, specialty shops and restaurants. Uptown Sedona is counted among the four geographical areas of the city that comprise its government structure.
Hypnartic Artwork’s collection spans four artful designs cast from stainless steel and copper. Select from Solar Reflections, Spinning Leaves, Concord Swan and Wind Weaver. Sculpture heights range between eight and twelve feet. Each is produced with materials of quality and crafted with precision.
Meticulous engineering and innovative design enables each sculpture to rotate 360 degrees upon capturing the natural kinetic energy of available breezes. Set upon ball bearings, each design turns quietly and smoothly.
The wind, sun and snow of Vail, Colorado forged an energetic kinship with the Hypnartic Artwork Company during an installation display of a trio of its kinetic wind sculpture designs this past October.
Perched 200 feet above the Town of Vail’s village along Potato Patch Road, a Solar Reflections and two Spinning Leaves sculptures harmoniously rotated under a sun-filled sky which immediately appeared following the exit of yellow and white snow flurries. Seemingly endless picturesque scenery encompassing snow-capped mountains, yellow fall foliage, vast horizon and sky provided a remarkably stunning backdrop during the planned visit.
The exceptional natural beauty easily exceeded the expectations of the Hypnartic Artwork Company’s staff who selected the self-described North America’s Premier International Mountain Resort Community as a destination site as part of its recent Wind Sculptures Across America Tour where making stops in scenic American cities and towns. To date, Hypnartic Artwork has traveled from its corporate offices in Jamestown, Rhode Island, to Sedona, Arizona, Santa Fe, NM, Evergreen, Denver and Vail, Colo., Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo., Cambridge, MA; and Kennubunkport, Maine.
The relatively young yet immensely popular and well visited Vail Mountain Ski Resort boasts an approximate elevation of 8,150 feet above sea level. Its first-rate trail and course conditions has long attracted skiers and tourists from near and far since it first opened in 1962.
Four years later, the Town of Vail became incorporated expanding the amount of land for visitors to explore for recreational and passive use. The town of Vail spans 4.5 square miles. It is surrounded by the White River National Forest and the Vail Mountain Ski Resort which it leases from the United States Forest Service. In 2010, population of the Town of Vail was estimated at 5,305.
During its fall visit, Hypnartic Artwork installed a second display of its Spinning Leaves kinetic wind sculpture design at the base of Vail Mountain along the roundabout located along South Frontage Road West. While there, the stainless steel design spun without interruption as it captured available breezes to the delight of curious passersby.
Kinetic Work of Art in Vail, Colorado by Hypnartic
The Hypnartic Artwork Company’s collection of kinetic wind sculptures spans four eclectic artful designs including Solar Reflections cast from stainless steel, Spinning Leaves, Concord Swan and Wind Weaver cast from copper. Shop Hypnartic Artwork
The High Performance Design of Hypnartic Artwork Kinetic Wind Sculptures Equal The Lamborghini Tradition
When Mother Nature is the strongest competitor of concern for your product – virtually zero room for design error exists. Direct exposure to weather’s instability and turbulence presents an unnerving wildcard that can only be unrivaled by meticulous and precise product engineering.
This is just one reason why Hypnartic Artwork utilizes masterfully designed moving parts of high quality within each of its four all season, high-performance kinetic wind sculptures cast from either copper or stainless steel. Upon harnessing the kinetic energy it captures from available natural breezes, each sculpture quietly and smoothly rotates 360 degrees while set upon ball bearings.
Hypnartic Artwork delivers a virtually flawless performance while withstanding and combating nature’s worst and best. Its portfolio of ultra-high performance designs are the result of its extensive, careful research and product development to achieve best-in-class, innovative, stable, artful and handsome kinetic wind sculptures.
Select from Solar Reflections cast from stainless steel and Concord Swan, Spinning Leaves and Wind Weaver cast from copper. Each design features meticulously engineered metalwork resulting in classic, clean lines with timeless flair inspired by the traditional craftsmanship that metal-smiths have historically forged in earlier times such as prior to and during the Industrial Revolution.
Standing between eight and twelve feet, each Hypnartic Artwork model secures to the earth with an easy to install anchoring system consisting of cast iron poles and bases featuring a protective marine powder coating to ensure longevity against exposure to harsh weather and other natural elements year-round.
A mere five product returns since the company’s inception in 2007 is perhaps the best testament to the high quality of its product line. Its high customer satisfaction rate underscores Hypnartic Artwork’s strong commitment to providing Estate Quality wind sculptures as an Affordable Alternative to Custom Crafted wind sculptures. Its high customer satisfaction rate underscores Hypnartic Artwork’s strong commitment to providing, Estate Quality wind sculptures as an Affordable Alternative to Custom Crafted wind sculptures.
The ultra high performance, precision engineering and master workmanship of the components of Hypnartic Artwork’s sculptures places a similar high propensity for innovation of its design team among that of other first-in-class product innovators such as Lamborghini, Ferrari and Tesla automobiles and Vacheron Constantin (1755), Audemars Piguet and Patek Phillippe watches.
Each sculpture seamlessly compliments, enhances and blends with virtually all outdoor settings. An ideal way to add decorative yet functional design to private suburban and city landscapes. The installed result offers a handsome element of creative expression when in motion and while at rest.
Additionally, the sculpture’s lively movement will infuse dimensional activity into an otherwise stagnant environment providing a versatile addition that easily enhances grassy as well as hardscape areas. Place either as a central focal point of a grassy area or off-center to accent a flora border, garden entrance, walkway or patio. No need to remove the sculpture during the winter as the presence of snowfall will not prohibit a sculpture’s ability to spin. Evenly distributed snow ensures optimum results.
As a creative way to share its product line with the public, Hypnartic Artwork recently embarked upon a road trip as part of its Wind Sculptures Across America Tour where it made stops in multiple scenic American destinations. To date, Hypnartic Artwork has traveled from its corporate offices in Jamestown, Rhode Island, to Sedona, Arizona and back after making stops in Santa Fe, NM, Evergreen, Denver and Vail, Colo., Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo., Cambridge, MA; and Kennubunkport, Maine.
The banks of the Charles River in Cambridge near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) provided an ideal stage for the Solar Reflections wind sculpture to pirouette like a graceful Boston Ballet ballerina during a public debut of the Hypnartic Artwork product line in June.
As Solar Reflections easily captured natural breezes, the stainless steel sculpture continuously rotated while effortlessly harnessing kinetic energy produced from the wind. The sculpture’s meticulous engineering and innovative design was tested in real time while set alongside the fitting location encompassing the renowned physical science and research university and iconic river landmark.
The unexpected presence of the towering yet stable sculpture attracted the interest of curious passersby including tourists visiting from India, Taiwan and neighboring Vermont.
The single day public installation marked the Boston debut of the company’s product line. The Bay State showcase is part of the company’s ongoing Wind Sculpture Across America Tour which to date has traveled west to scenic Sedona, AZ and back east to the coastal destinations of Kennubunkport, ME and Jamestown, RI.
Hypnartic Artwork’s collection of kinetic wind sculptures spans four eclectic artful designs including Solar Reflections cast from stainless steel, Spinning Leaves, Concord Swan and Wind Weaver cast from copper. Each sculpture seamlessly compliments, enhances and blends with virtually all outdoor settings. An ideal way to add decorative yet functional design to private suburban and city landscapes. Standing between eight and twelve feet, each Hypnartic Artwork design secures to the earth with an easy to install anchoring system consisting of durable cast iron poles and bases featuring a protective marine powder coating which ensures longevity against exposure to harsh weather and other natural elements.
Founded in Rhode Island, the Hypnartic Artwork offers exceptionally crafted wind sculptures at affordable rates. Prices range from $595.00 to $795.00. You can order directly from this web site.
Also in Boston - The Spinning Leaves Copper Wind Sculpture