The winter months in Juneau, Alaska bring about a local phenomena known as the Taku Winds. Easily producing winds of over 60mph, this raw display of nature's sheer power is capable of uprooting trees and can turn a leisurely stroll to the local grocer or watering hole into an all out, sub-zero adventure.
These majestic and wickedly cold winds have inspired my latest sculptural installation: taku wind chimes. The chimes currently reside on Douglas Island at Sandy Beach. Consisting of nine spruce logs, steel cable, and rope, the installation will serve as an invitation to the Taku Winds to showcase their gnarly rhythmic nature and in turn grant viewers an opportunity to appreciate and reflect on nature's beauty and power.
Special Thanks to: Pedar Dalthrop, Harry Tullis, Cal Giordano, Don Abel, David (the knife maker), and Chavez (the day laborer)
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