AeroKinetic Studios - Kinetic Sculpture by Paul Penny
May 20, 2018  About the Sculptures    
About the Sculptures

AeroKinetic Sculptures are designed to rotate silently in even a gentle breeze. Each design creates a different enchanting motion when turning. When you combine several in your garden they interact in mesmerizing ways.

While I personally build each sculpture by hand in my studio, I typically build a series of sculptures based on each design. Each is an "original", exhibiting variations in construction and finish similar to how multiple bronze castings, hand finished by the artist, are considered "originals". This approach enables me to produce outstanding wind sculptures at affordable prices versus what I would have to charge if there were only one specimen produced of each design.

All AeroKinetic Sculptures are made from high quality copper with your choice of finishes:

  • Natural Finish - Naturally tarnishes and develops its own patina with age. Blends into its natural surroundings. Uncoated copper will typically turn a beautiful dark copper brown color after several weeks of exposure to the weather. While a natural verdigris patina will develop eventually, this can take many years.
  • Clearcoat Finish - Coated with a protective clear finish to extend the bright copper look, typically for several years.
  • Chemical Patina - A colored patina is applied and is sealed with a clear finish. Patina choices include the traditional blue/green acid patina, as well as non-acid patinas in many colors - red, green, yellow, blue, purple and orange patinas are in stock, other colors available by request. 

Standard Colors - Acid Patina, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Clearcoat
Standard Colors

Note that all finishes will weather with time. Also note that all sculptures will exhibit variations in color under the finish - this is the normal "character" of hand-finished copper.

Most sculptures are available with your choice of a post mount or hanging mount. Post mounts include all hardware EXCEPT a 5' or 6' length of 1/2“ galvanized iron pipe - because including this pipe in the package would force higher oversized shipping charges that exceed the cost of buying the pipe locally. We provide specifications for the needed pipe in the installation instructions included with your sculpture. It can typically be purchased for under $10 at your local home improvement store (Lowes, Home Depot, etc.). The galvanized pipe actually goes inside the sculpture - you don't see it when assembled.

I want you to enjoy your sculpture for a long, long time and to have confidence that you're making a good investment. Each AeroKinetic Sculpture is warranted for 10 years from date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship. If it breaks due to weather, I'll fix it. You just pay for shipping or for me to travel to your location. If you're "handy" and don't like these options, I'll provide materials and instructions for you to fix it yourself. Note that this warranty does NOT cover mishandling or the finish of the sculpture - Mother Nature will age your sculpture with time. Let her do her job and enjoy the results.

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