Weathervanes Weathervanes are the latest direction for my exploration into the use of re-purposed materials for artistic/functional objects. Inspired by the "supplies" that I enjoy accumulating from flea markets, antique shops or recycling centers, each weathervane represents an animal -- real or fantastic -- in my particular, humorous vision. These 'vanes rotate on re-purposed bicycle wheels.
Whale Mounted on a spring to simulate the waves of the ocean, this little whale is comprised of hood metal from the '63 Chevy pickup I've been restoring; he rides atop a hub from a wooden wagon wheel. He always heads downwind.
Little Fish While not actually for sale, this first-of-the-line weathervane demonstrates my use of bicycle wheels and metal from my '63 chevy restoration project. He is permanently attached to a bean tower in our garden.
The Guffy Creek Guppy Materials include an automotive brake rotor, a drive shaft housing,a horse-drawn clevis hook-up, a bicycle wheel, and metal from my '63 Chevy. He is the most wind-responsive weathervane I've made to date.