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Carry Me Away from Here so I Can: Plano, Texas

Connemara Conservancy
Plano, Texas 1996

This wheel mounted with eight red sails has one word from the title text painted on each sail, creating a circular sentence.

Spinning backward and forward, unpredictably driven by the wind, the wheel performs a metaphor.

Temporary installation. New and salvaged wood, salvaged aluminum pipe, foam, cloth, gravel, hay, reeds, water.

11′ H x 14′ Diameter

Installation situated in a dry grassy field with bare winter trees.
Side detail: troughs filled with dry branches with circle of sails floating in the pool.
Sadly, the sails were not designed to withstand forceful winds. The piece was destroyed as a result of harsh weather in an open field.
Detail: sail mounted on ring made of wood and foam.
A foam ring mounted on a central base floats in the pool, allowing it to spin in the wind.

Also see news articles

Deborah Bradley, The Dallas Morning News, “Earth Angles: Volunteers Help Sculptors Place Artworks in Connemara’s Great Outdoors,” March 13, 1996.

Lori Fairchild, The Dallas Morning News, “Art Springs Eternal: Plano’s Connemara Comes to Life with Sculptures, Concerts,” March 15, 1996.