Anthony Howe (born 1954, Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American kinetic sculptor who creates wind-driven sculptures resembling pulsing, alien creatures and vortices. He makes use of computer-aided design, shaping the metal components with a plasma cutter, and completing his work by use of traditional metalworking techniques. Howe notably designed a cauldron and accompanying kinetic sculpture for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
A compilation video of Howe's work hit the internet in all it's glory.
Howe's work has been revered for it's creativity and use of humanity and steal in motion. Howe has said of his work :
“I attempt, with an economy of means, to construct objects whose visual references range from lo-tech sci-fi paraphernalia to microbiological or astronomical models. Utilizing primarily stainless steel armatures that are driven either by hammered curvilinear shapes or flat fiberglass covered discs, I hope the pieces assume a spare, linear elegance when conditions are still, mutating to raucous animation when the wind picks up. Multiple axis finely balanced forms, both symmetrical and asymmetrical, conspire to create a visually satisfying three-dimensional harmony.”
His profound creativity has garnered quite the following.
His an American artist, Anthony Howe. I've been a fan of his for a long time.— Van2010 (@NBS2010) August 6, 2016