Client: City of Wilsonville
Location: Wilsonville, OR, United States
Completion date: 2002
Artwork budget: $58,000
Eichinger Sculpture Studio
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.
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.
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.