n.d. | Steel
Wing Spirit, a steel structure created by artist John Mishler, is composed entirely of recycled metal from an industrial scrap yard. Mishler constructs both abstract and symbolic works of art from common metals as he enjoys the prospect of giving discarded materials a second life. The vertical linear shapes in Wing Spirit represent lightning bolts and the three-points that hold the large sculpture represent the powerful stance of a ballerina. Among the varied types of steel used in Wing Spirit is diamond plate—a metal used on steps, fire trucks, and other industrial applications. Diamond plate added great texture to the sculpture as well as paid homage to Mischler’s residence in Indiana—a large industrial center in the United States. Wing Spirit is located at the Parkridge Center and was one of the original sculptures presented at the Outdoor Sculpture Invitational in 1991.
Owner: Penzance Parkridge Four, LLC
Presented at the First Annual Outdoor Sculpture Invitational by Walker and Company with the participation of GRACE