Solar Wind

A sun-burst of recycled wheels welcomes pedestrians and cyclist as they navigate the Big Creek boardwalk


The final installation of the Art around Roswell exhibit is located in Big Creek Park and is entitled “Solar Wind”.  Looking like a silvery sun perched atop a copper pedestal or a fireworks bust being shot from a cannon, this sculpture is made primarily of bicycle wheels.

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The Artist

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Patricia Vader currently resides in Martinez, California.  With a PhD in Mathematics, she started her career as an astronomer and spent 10 years in that profession before pursuing her artistic side.  She earned a Masters of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts, San Francisco and now spends her time producing large-scale outdoor sculpture with much of the work being constructed from recycled materials.

A focus on bicycles and wind is reflected in many of her works which is attributed to her memories of riding amongst the windmills of Holland in her childhood.  Though the components of Solar Wind are stationary, her works are often made to be kinetic so that they turn and sway with the blowing of the wind.

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by Patricia Vader
Recycled bicycle parts and other metals

Sculpture #10
Art around Roswell exhibit
Big Creek Park
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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