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.