International Sculpture Center

   


DIRECTORY

Wheels of Progress by Dewey Blocksma
1997

Mixed Media

“The wheel is one of the most human of geometric forms,” says Blocksma. “We are creatures dependent on cycles and circles, creatures dependent on wrist watches, calendars, snow tires, hula hoops… merry-go-rounds, saw blades and windmills.” In his archway, Blocksma addresses cycles in our culture. He uses two steel cables to bridge the twelve-foot gap between man and woman wind machines, each sitting atop twelve-foot poles. There are several whirligigs between the cables, all are positioned to favor prevailing westerly winds.