Views of the Neighborhood – Kinetic Sculptures

Today we are going to visit the kinetic sculpture garden in Lakeway. The sculptures were done by kinetic artist Joe LaPaso to reflect Lakeway in motion. The Lakeway Arts Committee is responsible for the installation.

Views of the neighborhood

A view of the esplanade where the sculptures are installed.

The first sculpture. You will note the powerlines since we are in the original section of Lakeway. This sculpture is hard to visualize in a photo.

Here is a video which will let you see it in motion

A shot of Mexican sage just finishing its bloom.

The next sculpture. Hard to see in the wires. I could not take a shot from the other direction since it was right into the sun.

Another video of the motion.

far away shot of the third sculpture

A little closer.

And now in motion

A view of the esplanade from the other end.

Old live oak trees

As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.

I hope you enjoyed our walk around the kinetic sculpture garden. Have a great week.

74 comments

  1. Wonderful views from the neighbourhood. The videos really show the beauty. Thanks for sharing, John 😊

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    1. I’m glad they worked. Haven’t done many before. Thanks, Harmony.

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  2. Love the addition of videos. Never seen kinetic sculptures before.

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    1. I finally sat down and figured out how to get a video on my blog (I mean one that I created) I’m glad you liked them. 😁

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  3. So very cool, John. And great idea to include the videos so we can see them in movement. It sounds awful hot, too…

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    1. It is hot. Was 98 degrees yesterday and going to 101 today. I’m glad you liked the videos. I finally put on my big boy shorts and figured out how to ones I took up on the site. Have a beautiful day, Dale.

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      1. I’m pretty proud of you, John… Yet another reason I can’t call you an Old Fart πŸ˜‰
        I’m sitting at work, looking at the clouds doing their thing, praying for rain – not that I don’t want to be working…whistles innocently…

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      2. Hahaha. Thanks, Dale. I hope it rains like hell for you.

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      3. It did. Enough to send me home. And now? Sun is shining! Life is good.

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      4. Terrific. 😊

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      5. 😁

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  4. Hello John. Kinetic sculptures are new to me too. They look strange – a like out of science fiction.

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    1. Yes they are strange. When you are standing looking at them it almost feels like the ground is moving. I also like how the sun hits the stainless steel and glass. 😊

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  5. Thanks for including the videos, John. It was hard to imagine what they might look like when moving. I love that last oak tree.

    I hope you’re having a nice easy weekend.

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    1. I am having an easy weekend, Dan. Thank you. The videos were almost necessary and caused me to figure out how to post them. Have a peaceful Sunday.

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  6. I’ve never seen kinetic sculptures before…interesting. I wonder what the birds think of them? Those old oaks are incredible. Thanks for the walk in the park, John. Enjoy your Sunday.

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    1. Thank you Jill. I think the birds are smart enough to avoid them. I don’t think they would get hurt but just doesn’t look like something they would like. Have a great Sunday, Jill.

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  7. I’ve always liked kinetic sculptures. I particularly like how the ones you’ve shared incorporate color.

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    1. Yes and withthe sun hitting them they are really beautiful. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  8. That 3rd video of the sculpture looks like the map of Storm Isaias we have going by today! 😜

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    1. I hope that sucker stays offshore G.P. Best wishes to you. Stay safe.

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      1. I hope any other hurricanes around are like this – we barely got any rain and only minor gusts. The weather reports have us barely surviving, but thunderstorms are 10x worse than this!! The sun has been out already today!! 😊

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      2. Good to hear, GP. A great relief.

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  9. I really enjoy kinetic sculptures. They remind me of Miro’s mobiles. I can’t remember seeing any that incorporated colored glass. I’m glad you took the trouble to capture these for us — they’re fun to see.

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    1. The colored glass is really beautiful. Thanks, Linda.

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  10. A good and interesting post, John. It was the first time I’ve seen kinetic sculptures. Well done. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😁

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  11. How I love that last photo! I can so see me climbing onto that branch — perhaps with a good book — and hibernating there all day! These kinetic structures are most interesting, too, and I appreciate all the effort you put into getting them for us. The videos give them life!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I enjoyed doing it. There was a Mockingbird hopping around on that tree and the little devil would not sit still for a picture.

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      1. I’ve got that problem with butterflies!

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      2. Hahaha. It is maddening.

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  12. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    How beautiful! Adding the video clip made the journey come alive. Have a wonderful, blessed Sunday, John.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. You as well.

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  13. Those kinetic figures looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Pit. I think they do as well.

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  14. These are wonderful and really beautiful with the colored glass. The videos were a great addition to bring them to life. Thanks for braving the heat to share them with us!

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    1. It was quite hot but I needed to do it. Thanks, Jo.

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  15. These are very nice, John. They go to a lot of trouble where you live to make it nice and attractive for the residents.

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    1. Yes, this city is very much int the arts.

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  16. They’re mesmerizing! Thanks for the tour, John.

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    1. You are welcome, Jacquie. Anytime.

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  17. Those are so beautiful. I love things like that, and so does the gardener even more so!!!

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    1. You need to get a few. Thanks, Luanne.

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      1. We have a couple of small things that are similar although not big works of art like those.

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      2. I’m sure they are fun. 😁

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      3. They are!

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  18. Those things are cool. Didn’t know you had a YouTube channel. That the reason I haven’t put videos I filmed on my blog.

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    1. Yes, I created one for my book trailers. I guess I could go on there with a viedo of the week, but scheesh who has the time?

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  19. Love the sculptures and the live oaks, John. Thanks for the tour!

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    1. Thanks for going along. 😊

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  20. I just want to know what all that blue stuff is above the trees… I KNOW I’ve seen it somewhere before. Wait, I remember… sky!!

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    1. Yes, that is what it is. We are very lucky to have a lot of it. We do get dust from our friends in Africa but usually it is like you see in the photo. I always thought there was big sky in Australia.

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      1. It’s just covered with grey clouds at the moment. Pooping snow on the town.

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      2. How festive. 😁

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    The love the moving sculptures. Im glad you included videos, pictures dont do them justice.

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    1. I had to figure out how to do it, but I agree. The photos were a poor sunstatute. Thanks, Denise.

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  22. These kinetic sculptures are such fun, John! A few years ago I wrote a piece about a sculptor in Massachusetts, George Sherwood, who does this sort of work.

    Click to access DNE-George-Sherwood.pdf

    I find them mesmerizing….

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    1. beautiful work and your article is outstanding, Lori. Thank you for sharing. 😁

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      1. Awww, thank you, John! I take that as high praise from you….

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  23. Ooops, feel free to delete the article, John. Did *not* intend for the whole darn thing to show up in your comments section. :-O

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    1. It was only a link. It might have shown up at your end like the whole thing. Well done, Lori

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      1. Oh thank goodness! Was fearful that I had messed up your entire thread….

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      2. No it is fine. 😁

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  24. I love kinetic sculptures and these are awesome, John! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Have a safe week.

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  25. I could probably watch those sculptures all day – very relaxing. Thanks for the tour, John!

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  26. Love the sculptures! I think the first one is my favorite. πŸ™‚

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  27. What curious inventions & imagination of their creator! Thank you, dear John!

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    1. They certainly are, Maria.

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  28. Art is a gift to the spirit, isn’t it? These sculptures are wonderful. Thank you for the videos.

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    1. Art is a gift to the spirit, Jennie.

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