A 1964 visit to the arms and armor galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art changed the course of Brent Kingtons career as an artist. From that experience he was determined to master the ancient practice of blacksmithing. Kington succeeded in his mission and is credited for the resurgence of blacksmithing as an art form. One of his first significant bodies of work was a series of weathervanes from the 1970s. These playful kinetic sculptures typically contain a twisting ribbon-like form with small disks at opposite ends.
Place object was created: United States
mild steel, paint
Measurements: height: 43 inches width: 25 inches depth: 32 inchesMuseum Purchase: Funds provided by Greg Parker and Randy Dickerson 1999.125A-B © L. Brent Kington 1981
Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN