Whirlwind

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Client: City of Wilsonville

Location: Wilsonville, OR, United States

Completion date: 2002

Artwork budget: $58,000

Project Team

Artist

Martin Eichinger

Eichinger Sculpture Studio

Industry Resource

Timothy Parks

TW Bronze

Overview

54″H x 84″D x 72″W Installed for the City of Wilsonville, OR. Whirlwind captures a couple joining hands engaging in an ecstatic pirouette.

Goals

Whirlwind examines the forces of attraction and separation in a relationship. The couple’s solid bond succeeds in holding them together, even as outside forces struggle to pull them apart. Whirlwind captures a couple joining hands engaging in an ecstatic pirouette. The dynamic nature of this composition demands to be experienced from all sides. There is a vital balance maintained by the pair, it seems that if either one lets go, both partners will fall apart.

Process

This sculpture was produced full size in clay before casting in bronze. Based on its popularity, it has since been reissued in two smaller sizes also cast in bronze.