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Fort Worth’s Newest Public Art, Wind Roundabout, Complete

2018-02-16T11:41:25-06:00 October 29th, 2015|TRVA Blog|

Fort Worth's Newest Public Art, Wind Roundabout, Complete We are excited to welcome Fort Worth’s newest piece of public art to Panther Island. Wind Roundabout by artist Ned Kahn is located at the center of the future Henderson Street and White Settlement roundabout. Wind Roundabout is a kinetic sculpture which features thousands of hinged aluminum panels whose movement is entirely powered by the wind, revealing its ever-changing movement as it does in water or prairie grass. The surface of the sculpture glimmers in the sunlight during the day, and at night, reflects the soft glow of ambient light from passing cars and, in the near future, surrounding four to six-story buildings. “Ned Kahn chose a simple geometric shape – the cylinder - as the “canvas” to reflect the complex patterns of our Fort Worth winds. Wind Roundabout is unique among Kahn’s public artworks in that it is freestanding, rather than attached to architecture,” said Martha Peters, Vice President of Public Art with the Arts Council of Fort Worth, which manages the City of Fort Worth’s public art program. Helping Kahn’s vision come to fruition is Uwe Langmesser the self-proclaimed “nuts and bolts guy”. They became friends in the 1980s when they worked together as