Before we went to Orcas Island a few weeks ago, a friend of mine said that when we were there we had to check out this artist. I was intrigued by her enthusiasm, but it’s always one of those things that seems more interesting to the person who is recommending the experience.
I filed it away to the back of my mind, but then when we were there, another set of friends suggested his work to us, so we had to check it out.
Anthony Howe is a sculptor whose work seems to be influenced dramatically by nature and engineering.
You are free to walk through the grounds of his compound which is very near the town of Eastsound. You witness these amazing, kinetic sculptures that move with the wind and have their own incredible mechanics. They have been designed so that when air hits them they make eerie and other worldly noises. His work is best seen in the flesh, or by video:
He has an indoor area as well:
His work is such a nice departure from typical island bad art kitsch.