Stars Align Personalized Wind Sculpture

Chris Crooks' kinetic steel spiral celebrates unions that are written in the stars.
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Chris Crooks

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Chris Crooks created by

Chris Crooks

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Starring: You Two

The latest research has found that an invisible force scientists are calling "love" (not gravity) actually holds the universe together.

Hang Chris Crooks' kinetic sculpture on a porch or patio (it's sealed for outdoor use) where the slightest breeze will make it twirl with a hypnotic, spiraling motion. Personalized with a couple's names and wedding or anniversary date, it celebrates a union written in the stars—one that keeps them revolving together for years to come. Chris cuts (with a plasma cutter... how far out is that?) shapes and paints sheets of steel into a banner that also includes an array of stars, hearts, and a crescent moon. These elements align in a playful tribute to the celestial forces that bring couples into each other's orbit. It makes a creative wedding or anniversary gift for any pair of starstruck lovers. Handmade in Arizona.

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Chris Crooks

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Chris Crooks

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“I started out from my garage. As the business grew, and my wife’s and neighbors' patience stretched, it was time to move to an industrial space. There I can bang and grind at all hours of the night. It's 1,000 square feet of pure metalworking nirvana.”

Chris Crooks has taken a somewhat winding road to get to where is now—creating imaginative lawn sculptures inspired by the southwest landscape he calls home. After graduating from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Chris worked in advertising, then ran a printing business with his wife, while painting during his free time.



It was when the couple moved to Tucson for a change of scenery that Chris collaborated with a metal art manufacturer and fell in love with the art form. Eventually, he began designing and making his first metal sculpture collection from his studio nestled in the foothills of the Santa Rita mountains, just outside Tucson.

“I always wanted to make a living doing something genuinely enjoyable,” he says. “To get up in the morning raring to go, and never having enough time to do everything you want to do.”

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
dye, latex paint, exterior sealer, 18 gauge cold rolled steel
Measurements
10" L x 10" W x 32" H
Ingredients
Care
Wipe with damp cloth.
Item ID
47605

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