Gizmo installed Moto’s piece in downtown San Francisco.
Artist: Moto Ohtake
Client: SF Arts Commission
Category: Public Art
Location: 4th and Brannan street, San Francisco
Gizmo installed this first piece of public artwork along the San Francisco Central Subway line. Microcosmic a wind-activated kinetic sculpture by Bay Area-based artist Moto Ohtake. The art piece is a stainless steel wind-activated kinetic sculpture mounted on a 40-foot light pole near 4th and Brannan streets; the site of a future platform station. Wings attached to the sculpture have been angled differently and are meant to create opposing rotations under windy conditions, allowing viewers to experience an infinite number of combinations depending on weather patterns.