We went to the Port Clinton Art Festival in Highland Park last year. Since I’m such a native prairie freak*lover*admirer *younameit I fell in love with this Purple Coneflower metal sculpture.
The flower head sits on top of the stem and rotates when it catches a breeze. We haven’t found the right spot for breeze-catching yet, but it looks nice with the other, real flowers for the time being.
I can’t find the artist’s name, but this one was one of his more ornate versions. [Edited: Found his name: it’s Kirk Yazel, from Ripon, WI; you can find him here on Facebook.] He said he brings a couple special editions to sell each year and we happened to see it before this one sold.
I would love to buy a couple more of these, but that’s not going to happen right now. The juried festival is this weekend, August 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and it always has lots of interesting artists exhibiting. I won’t be able to go this year, but you should!