Client: Array At West Alex
Location: Alexandria, VA, United States
Completion date: 2019
Artwork budget: $40,000
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.