"Deep Roots, Long Reach" - Kinetic Sculpture - CODAworx

“Deep Roots, Long Reach” — Kinetic Sculpture

Submitted by Harry McDaniel

Client: City of Charleston, WV

Location: Charleston, WV, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $30,000

Project Team


Harry McDaniel

Harry McDaniel, Sculptor

Public Art Administrator

Jeff Pierson

City of Charleston


20’x 17’x 17′
Aluminum, stainless hardware

This wind-driven, kinetic sculpture, located in front of the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center in Charleston, WV, honors trees with its graceful, irregular movements.


In developing this design, I aimed to animate the space in front of the convention center and to reference the focus of the Briar Hills Garden Club, who sponsored the project.


In designing and fabricating this sculpture, I was in ongoing conversation with a representative of the Briar Hills Garden Club and the city public art program.