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.