The urban landscape of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico received a new spin on its official nickname of The City Different during a temporary outdoor display of the copper Spinning Leaves and Solar Reflections wind sculptures by Hypnartic Artwork that were recently installed at Cathedral Park.
The cathedral itself is among the magnificent architectural landmarks, natural beauty and scenic landscapes of Santa Fe that provides creative inspiration to residents and visitors. Painter Edward Hopper based his“Saint Francis’ Tower, Santa Fe” upon his 1925 visit to the city.
Santa Fe’s population of over 69,000 consists of a large number of visual artists, musicians and writers. The city is a widely known cultural arts mecca filled with many music venues, art galleries and museums exhibiting historical, folk to contemporary works including former resident American painter Georgia O’Keefe who died in 1986.
Santa Fe translates to Holy Spirit in Spanish which is appropriately underscored by the Cathedral’s magnificent and noteworthy architectural design. Classified as the mother church of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Archbishop Jean Baptist Lamy built the limestone Cathedral between 1869 and 1886.
Santa Fe enjoys historical distinctions both within New Mexico itself as well as the overall United States. Founded in 1610, Santa Fe is considered as the oldest and fourth largest city in New Mexico which became the 47th state in 1912. As the oldest U.S. capital city, its elevation of 7,199 ft. above sea level marks the highest elevation of any capital city nationwide.
Additionally, Santa Fe has earned global recognition from the United Nations for its deep commitment to preserving, sustaining and promoting crafts, folk art and design. In 2005, Santa Fe was inaugurated into its competitive Creative Cities Network, a prestigious affiliation which squarely places Santa Fe’s cultural arts achievements upon a global stage. To date, membership to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network has been extended only to the U.S. cities of Iowa City, Iowa for Literature in 2008 and Paducah, Kentucky for Craft and Folk Art in 2013.
The Santa Fe stop was part of Hynartic Artwork’s recent road trip for its Wind Sculptures Across America Tour. It is among the multiple scenic American destinations that Hypnartic Artwork has visited during its ongoing Wind Sculpture Across America Tour .
In addition to the Spinning Leaves and Solar Reflections kinetic wind sculpture designs that Hypnartic Artwork showcased in Santa Fe, its collection includes Solar Reflections cast from stainless steel, Concord Swan and Wind Weaver cast from copper. Produced with materials of quality and crafted with precision, each Hypnartic Artwork kinetic wind sculpture features meticulous engineering and innovative design that enables quiet and smooth 360 degree rotation.