What’s that on the corner of 23rd Street and West Avenue in Newport News? Art that moves.


Newport News had visions of setting up artwork that could be employed to deliver power for electric powered vehicles.

Workers ran into challenges figuring out how to do the latter but determined it was however really worth putting in the art downtown.

In late April, the metropolis put the sculpture at the corner of 23rd Street and West Avenue in the city’s Lawn District. The silver-colored piece of artwork stands far more than 16 ft tall with s-shaped parts that move in the wind.

The city deemed various different pieces prior to deciding on “Fluidity,” produced by Will Carr, an artist from the United Kingdom.

“‘Fluidity’ is my major and most ambitious kinetic wind sculpture so considerably,” Carr claimed in a assertion. “I endeavor to convey a feeling of joy to its viewers with its at any time-transforming flows of power.”

Carr used nine months producing the piece, which can move with even the slightest of winds. He’s put in a long time developing kinetic wind sculptures motivated by the merging of artwork, character and technology.

Kinetic artwork — art that moves — has its basis in two early 20th-century artwork movements, Dadaism and Constructivism.

The art is part of the city’s multi-pronged strategy to bringing men and women downtown.

The city hopes the sculpture will catch people’s notice and curiosity as they are touring alongside West Avenue, in accordance to Sheila McAllister, the city’s director of arranging.

She said the piece was chosen due to the fact “it flowed well and was not as well ornate” and in good shape in with the present industrial surroundings.

Newport Information has been doing work to attract men and women to the place with events and to make that portion of the city additional accessible with free parking and including more lighting. McAllister said the metropolis is also considering incorporating much more art to the region.

Jessica Nolte, 757-912-1675, [email protected]


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