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This idea requires a knowledge and
understanding of several disparate
1 The work of two
different artists - Alex Calder and
2 The Saffir-Simpson
3 Decorative Wind Chimes.
Although Alex Calder created many
different types of work
during in his life
a visual artist, he is best known for his
wonderful hanging metal mobiles. The
second part of this idea originates from
the massive steel sculptures of Richard
Serra, as currently on show in MOMA,
Putting these together with the Hurricane
Index results in the creation of the
Serra, Saffir-Simpson, Wind Chimes.
This gigantic structure is designed to
between two large buildings, or span a
valley location. Its movements are slow,
monumental and silent, as the heavy
components drift past each other.
However, as the wind approaches and
exceeds hurricane force, larger pieces of
steel begin banging together, with the
heaviest components only joining the
cacophony in the rare event of F6 (or
Inconceivable tornado) being reached.
fish mobile [xenzag, Sep 08 2007]
Standing pieces [xenzag, Sep 08 2007]
wind scale [xenzag, Sep 08 2007]
||Everything except the hanging 1000+ tons of steel from two skyscrapers part was a good idea.
||So, some parts of the USA midwest and Florida will be slow to adapt this artform?
||<Princess Bride on> "Inconceivable!" "I do not think it means what you think it means" <Princess Bride off>
||I also have under development; The
Hurricane Watchers Coastal Windsock
Farm. It's just a line of very large pylons
with very big socks on them, sitting about
five miles out to sea. Doubles up as a
wind-farm when there is no threat of
||I thought I might be presumptuous enough to churn my own idea, especially as I am currently located in the lower reaches of the colony town, known as Man-with-hat-on, and expecting an imminent visit from a wild girl who goes by the name of Irene.
||[+] on reaching #2. I'll now finish reading the idea.
||[edit, on finishing reading it] Yup, definitely [+]
||According to the Saffir-Simpson-Whorf hypothesis,
Floridians have over 100 words for hurricane.
||A yet to be proven hypothesis, as one of the "words" is known to be <doppler shift> "AAAAiiiiiieeeeeeeeee...." </doppler shift> as the wind-borne speaker recedes rapidly into the distance like a Hawaiian-shirt-clad flesh-based tumbleweed ...
||News reports suggest it's a bit blowy in your neighbourhood, [xen]. When it's over, be sure to let us know that you haven't been flooded out or doppler-shifted away.
||The Calder, Serra, Saffir-Simpson chimes never even stirred... venturing out from under pile of rocks in bone strewn apartment to see if world outside is just a cleverly created parallax illusion, painted unto the outer surface of the windows.
||//if world outside is just a cleverly created parallax illusion, painted unto the outer surface of the windows.//
||No. it's much worse than that. The outside world does exist.
||Big wind chimes? Why not?