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July 16 – Oct. 18, 2020
Thursday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This unconventional exhibition features 13 large-scale, stainless steel sculptures that move and change with the wind. View the sculptures and learn more about their connections to art, science, and nature. M&T Bank: Wind, Waves and Light — Art in Motion stimulates discussion and reflection on how humans are inspired and connected through movement, the shifting elements of the natural world through the seasons and the patterns of migration, pollination and growth.  An artist and engineer, George Sherwood creates kinetic sculptures that evoke shimmering leaves, flocks of birds, schools of fish, and waves of light and water.

American sculptor George Sherwood explores aesthetic systems of space, time, and the dynamic relationships of objects in motion. The choreography of each piece is governed by a set of basic movements, facilitated by an arrangement of aerodynamic surfaces connected by rotational points. His work is usually made of stainless steel, the reflective qualities of which integrate the sculpture into its environment. For his outdoor works, wind speed and direction, shades of light, time of day, precipitation, and seasonal color transform the qualities of light and movement of the sculpture. Sherwood was born and raised in the coastal town of Fairfield, Connecticut. He now lives and works in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and holds degrees in both art and engineering.

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Flock of Birds

Does this sculpture look like a flock of birds to you? Hear George Sherwood tell about his inspiration for this intricate sculpture that he created in 2013.  Dimensions: 180 in x 84 in x 16 in


Memory of Water

Memory of Water, created in 2014, is one of artist George Sherwood’s most popular sculptures. Here as the artist describes his inspiration for Memory of Water. Dimensions: 78 in x 78 in x 78 in


Wind Orchid

A still photo really doesn’t capture the magnificence of the graceful dancing nature of Wind Orchid. Artist George Sherwood talks about how the setting for the sculpture affects the art. Dimensions: 108 in x 216 in x 324 in


Wind, Waves and Light Map

There are 13 sculptures. Here’s the map (PDF). See if you can find them all!

Wind, Waves & Light Instagram Contest

Get social! This year, with movement-based sculptures, we’ve created an Instagram contest based entirely on video. Share your favorite videos of the Wind, Waves and Light sculptures, tag them #WindWavesandLight — we’ll feature your videos on our website, plus you’ll be entered to win a prize package! We also have a prize for our favorite photo too.

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Learn More

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.govNEA Horizontal Logo



Thanks to media sponsors VPM and Richmond Magazine.

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Thanks to Patient First for sponsoring the Wind Orchid sculpture.

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Thanks also to Publix Super Markets Charities.

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