ARTISANS

Starting in April 2021 and for a twelve-month period, Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade will display up to eight

kinetic sculptures in the segment of Carroll Creel located east of East Street, Downtown Frederick, Maryland.

It is proud to present the artisans whose creativity will be featured.

AN ELUSIVE KINETIC PORTRAIT

By Marguerite de Messières and Tsvetomir Naydenov  

A silvery kinetic art sculpture gently rotates above the water. A breeze creates soft clinking sounds and sets a thousand colorful aluminum tiles in motion. As the wind strengthens, the shimmering grid reveals the ghostly portrait of Theophilus Thompson, a 19th-century Frederick native considered the earliest documented African American chess expert in the United States.

An Elusive Kinetic Portrait will be displayed in April 2021 for the second consecutive year.

For information about the artisans, please click on Marguerite de Messières and on Tsvetomir Naydenov (Artisans pictured below – Photo Bill Green – FNP)

TREE of LIFE

By Thomas Sterner

An intricate 10 feet tall and 9 feet wide kinetic art sculpture features seven rotating sets of branches along its central trunk, and includes 87 animals representing all phylum classes. Each 6”-12” tall and wide silhouette was drawn by the artisan, laser cut from flat steel, shaped (concave/convex) to capture the wind movement, and then hand-painted on both sides.

Tree of Life will be displayed in April 2021 for the second consecutive year.

For information about the artisan, please click on Thomas Sterner (Artisan pictured below – Photo Bill Green – FNP)

Three Little Birds

By Erin Aylor

An inspiring kinetic art sculpture involves a dynamic 9 feet tall and 8 feet wide tree made of mild and color-reflecting stainless steels, and merges nature and imagination. Above the tree is a 12 feet wide mobile pole with two suspended flying birds sculpted of copper and flamed finished. A third similarly designed bird quietly rests on the tree.

Three Little Birds will be displayed in April 2021 for the second consecutive year.

For information about the artisan, please click on Erin Aylor (Artisan pictured below – Photo Bill Green – FNP)

Murmuration

By Marguerite de Messières and Tsvetomir Naydenov

Honoring the weight of loneness, the beauty and power of community, and the bright tenacity of hope, Murmuration was designed to be reflective and emotional. Made of a weather-sealed mild steel structure with thousands small colored aluminum tiles strung on a swirling grid steel wire and using high quality bearings, the kinetic sculpture spins, flips, and twists smoothly in the breeze over the surface of the water, shimmers and flickers in a silvery etheral cloud. The artwork spans 12 feet in width and reaches 10 feet above water.

Murmuration will be displayed in April 2021 for the first time.

For information about the artisans, please click on Marguerite de Messières and on Tsvetomir Naydenov  (Artisans pictured below)

Water Lily with Dragon Fly

By Thomas Sterner

Designed to express beauty and simplicity, Water Lily with Dragon Fly is a shiny light-reflecting sanded stainless steel floral kinetic sculpture with wind-catching petals and integrated solar powered lights. Using a planishing hammer technique, the artisan created strong concave petals, and also heated the stainless steel at selected areas to add yellow and blueish hues. The sculpture has 2 aligned and smooth-turning interior trust bearings, spans 8 feet in width, and reaches 8 feet above water.

Water Lily with Dragon Fly will be displayed in April 2021 for the first time.

For information about the artisan, please click on Thomas Sterner  (Artisan pictured below)

Rotary Lotus

Designed by Rotarian Bernard Gouin, illustrated by Charles-Etienne Gouin, and fabricated under the leadership of Rotarian Doug Fauth

Designed to induce peace, serenity, and a contemplative state, Rotary Lotus is a four-level counter-revolving kinetic sculpture expressing our internal movements in a holistic perspective. It is made of aluminum petals with welded wind-catching cavities and is crowned at the top by a ring of aluminum wind-catching pistils. The artwork is powder-coat painted, spans 6 ½ feet in height, 8 feet in width, and reaches 9 feet above water.

Rotary Lotus will be displayed in April 2021 for the first time.

Pictured from left to right: Artisans Doug Fauth and Bernard Gouin 

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—Albert Einstein