Hypnartic Artwork exhibited its deep affinity for the magnificent scenic artistry of Santa Fe, New Mexico with an installation display of two kinetic wind sculptures entitled Solar Reflections and Spinning Leaves during a single day visit to the Santa Fe National Forest this past October.
Stationed upon the front entrance of the forest’s 1.6 million acres, the trio continuously rotated without interruption while capturing available breezes and harnessing the natural kinetic energy they encountered. Inside, the ultra-bright shimmering golden yellow leaves of Aspen Trees bolstered the forest’s already remarkably breathtaking landscape.
The two kinetic wind sculptures belong to Hypnartic Artwork’s eclectic collection of four artful yet functional designs cast from either stainless steel or copper. The individual style of each sculpture expresses a close alignment with elements of nature. Each is engineered with meticulous precision enabling 360 degree rotation in conjunction with natural wind patterns. Solar Reflections features two ultra-shiny stainless steel arms that gracefully intertwine while in motion. The sculpture’s lively movement resembles that of a wind enveloped weathervane while Spinning Leaves includes sixteen curved copper leaves with realistic intricately detailed veins affixed to a pair of arms that spin like a pinwheel.
Additional copper models include Wind Weaver and Concord Swan. The body of the Wind Weaver sculpture features ornate curved petals affixed to two arms that continuously interweave while turning and Concord Swan includes three individual copper pieces abstractly arranged to form a swan head and body. Hypnartic Artwork sculptures range in height between eight and twelve feet. Each design features metalwork with a classic, clean style reflecting traditional that metalsmiths have historically forged in earlier times such as prior to and during the Industrial Revolution. Engineered to withstand the worst and best of outdoor conditions, sculptures firmly secure to the earth with an easy to install anchoring system consisting of durable cast iron poles and bases. A protective marine powder coating ensures all-season longevity against exposure to harsh weather and other natural elements.
Approximately 40 million visitors annually travel to and explore the Santa Fe National Forest which is located in the north central portion of New Mexico. Founded on January 11, 1892, the massive forest reaches into numerous neighboring municipalities including Taos, Rociada, Trampas and Los Alamos. Additionally, the forest’s western portion houses the designated U.S. National Natural Landmark of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Considered as one of the world’s largest volcanic calderas, the preserve spans 13.7 miles wide and is set upon over eighty nine thousand acres within the Jemez Mountains. The preserve is among twelve U.S. National Natural Landmarks located in New Mexico.
The U.S. Forest Service is responsible for the overall management and protection of the Santa Fe National Forest which joined its system in 1915. Daily on-site management is delegated to five forest Ranger Districts whose 105 staff members oversee four wilderness areas containing more than 300,000 acres of land, 620 miles of lakes, streams and rivers and numerous peaks with elevations of 5,300 ft. to 13,103 ft.. A team of twenty Hot Shot firefighters are based on site ready to extinguish and suppress fires at the forest.