"En Pointe" - Kinetic Sculpture - CODAworx

“En Pointe” — Kinetic Sculpture

Submitted by Harry McDaniel

Client: Array At West Alex

Location: Alexandria, VA, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $40,000

Project Team


Harry McDaniel

Harry McDaniel, Sculptor

Weingarten Real Estate


8’x 22’x 16′
Aluminum, stainless hardware

“En Pointe” is a wind-driven kinetic sculpture designed for the central plaza of Array At West Alex, a mixed-use development in Alexandria, VA. It is located on an exhaust vent above a parking deck, so the continual flow of air from below helps to keep it in motion. The design is not intentionally representative, but it can be seen as three dancers.


In designing this sculpture, I aimed to work with the air moving through the vents over the parking deck to activate a pleasing, abstract sculpture.


I worked with the property developer and landscape designers to arrive at the final design.