Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Please refer to these frequently asked questions about wind sculptures. The questions cover everything from installation to shipping, to materials used, and more.

If you still need answers, call us toll-free 1-877-537-8448 or contact us.

How do I install my windsculpture?

 

The installing of wind sculptures has been streamlined to make it as simple as possible:

The spinner is a single unit that does not require assembly.

Other than cement, everything you need to install your sculpture is included.

A ground pin is cemented (or hammered) into the ground and left to dry for 24 hours. The size of the hole is specified on the written instructions. 

The small, medium and large sculptures have a two piece shaft that simply screws together. The shafts of the larger sizes are a single piece. 

The  spinner is placed onto the shaft and the shaft is placed onto the ground pin. Finally, there is a lock nut at the bottom of the shaft that cinches it to the ground pin.

Written instructions come with every piece that explains the process above.

Still have questions? Email us or call toll-free and we will personally help ensure your installation is trouble free. 

 

Please refer to these videos to see the steps of the process. 

 

Can I purchase directly online?

We have chosen not to include a “buy now option” on-line. The reason for this is that each sculpture installation can present unique options that we address on a case by case basis. As well, we really like to personally assist our clients. Our toll-free number throughout USA and Canada is 1-877-537-8448. You can also use our convenient contact form.

If a sculpture is stated to be 6 foot 4 inches tall, what does that mean?

The height of a wind sculpture is measured from where the shaft touches the ground to the highest point of the sculpture. The height detailed refers to the very highest point of any particular sculpture.  The width measurement refers to the widest point of any particular sculpture.

Are all prices on this website in U.S. dollars?

All prices are in U.S. dollars. Each sculpture page has a currency converter so you can see the exchange rate of your country.

Do you ship internationally and how much will that cost?

We arrange shipments anywhere in the world. Clients in the continental United States pay 10% of the sculpture cost for shipping. To get an exact quote for all overseas shipping simply email us the name of the specific sculpture including the size (small, medium, large etc), your postal / zip code and the country you live in. Most international quotes (including shipping and import duties) work out to approximately half the cost of the piece or less.

Do all wind sculpture come in various sizes?

Some sculptures are available in a single size and some in two sizes, while others have five or six options. For example, the Desert Flame is available in a single size and the Double Spinner is available in seven sizes. With each size increase, the sculpture gets taller and larger (i.e. scales up).  Each individual sculpture page shows the range of sizes a piece is available in.

It’s very cold / hot / windy where I live, is that a problem?

Wind sculptures will perform in all weather conditions. Sub-zero temperatures, snow, rain, or high heat will not impede their performance.  The largest sculptures have been tested in 70 to 90 mph winds. The sculptures do not need to be taken inside due to weather.

Is there annual maintenance required?

Each wind sculpture has two (or more) steel encased bearing units. They are pre-greased at the studio during creation. Once every few years you can simply add some lubricant.

What are the wind sculptures made of?

The sculpture itself is a combination of copper and stainless steel. The shafts are made of steel.

How will the color change over time?

Over time the sculpture will change in colour as the copper reacts to the natural elements. Similar to rust developing on iron, a colour change known as “patina” develops on copper when the copper sulfate on the surface interacts with oxygen in the environment.  Unlike rust which corrodes iron, patina actually protects and preserves the copper underneath. 

If I send you a photo(s) of the area we are thinking of placing the sculpture, can you Photoshop the piece in?

Yes. If you send us a photo (or photos) of the setting and a description of the sculptures you are interested in we can Photoshop them into your photos.

I am having a tough time deciding which sculpture(s) to choose, can you help?

Yes. If you can’t decide between sculptures we have found it is sometimes helpful to look at the still photos of each piece. If you prefer the look of a sculpture while it is not turning, that is probably the one for you. Still stuck? We are happy to make suggestions.

I own a wind sculpture and would like to make it taller, are there extension poles available?

Yes, depending on the sculpture. Please inquire with the gallery.

If I order a wind sculpture today, how long will it take to arrive?

It depends on where you live. Our gallery has inventory on hand. If we have the piece you want, we can ship it from our gallery within 48 hours. Shipping across Canada takes anywhere from 2 to 7 days. If the studio in Utah has your choice in stock, shipping in the continental United States takes anywhere from 3 to 6 days.  International shipping varies depending on the country. Once we have the name of the sculpture you want and your postal code / zip code, we can get a specific time frame.