Inspired by life on a windy hilltop in California Patricia Vader creates large metal sculptures, many of them kinetic.
She specializes in outdoor public art and her sculptures can be found in cities and parks nation wide.
What is happening in 2015
This summer the City of South San Francisco purchased Flying Fish, a giant wind vane that is installed at the entrance to the tennis courts in Orange Memorial Park.
Watch my Tail, a whimsical cat sculpture purchased by the City of Auburn, Washington, was installed at Auburn’s new animal shelter in July 2015.
Last Spring a private donor acquired Helianthus, a kinetic sculpture in the Sunflower series, for the City of Lake Oswego in Oregon where it is installed on the Sundeleaf Plaza next to the lake (photo right).
A new series of public sculptures featuring wheel circles is under way (photo left)
Vader is also working on Kicker Kid, a public art commission by the City of Milpitas in Silicon Valley, in collaboration with artist Joe Bologna. It is in the fabrication stage and will be installed in Cardoza Park by March 2016.
Thank all of you who voted for any of these public sculptures.