Anthony Howe’s work is art that lives with the world. They react to stimuli and impact their surroundings, just like we do. Maybe that’s why this kind of art is so compelling. The environment is what brings these sculptures to life.
Art can make us aware of our surroundings in a whole new way. If we take the time to be open to a striking painting on a wall, it can give us pause. The crescendo of an orchestra can take our breath away if we can slow down enough to let it soak in. An imposing piece of architecture can make us question our own stature and place in the world.
Or, in the case of the work of these kinetic artists, sculpture can help us to realize the greater environmental systems we are constantly a part of.