Wrangling Willie and the Wind Eater

Alex Pavlenko
Aluminum Sheeting, Mild Steel, Bearings, Fibre glass

This sculpture came from a project between Downtown Business Revitalization Zone and the City of Lethbridge’s Heart of Our City Revitalization Committee.

This kinetic sculpture started as a concept for a durable, ornamental windsock. “Willie” is fabricated from light gauge aluminum sheeting that is riveted together, features a rotor in the front to add to the motion effects and finally the windsock was personified with an early era airman.  The airman is also intended to provide a link to the air show and commemorate Lethbridge’s flight history in a whimsical way.

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