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Lyman Whitaker

Purchase a Kinetic Sculpture for your own garden — 25% of all sales benefit Morris Arboretum.
View a brochure of Lyman's work available for purchase.

Morris Arboretum in Motion: The Kinetic Sculptures of Lyman Whitaker
Presented by LEOPOLD Gallery
On Display: April 1st - December 10th

Art for your Garden—Acquire Your Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculpture from Morris Arboretum’s Collection

This mesmerizing exhibit comes down in early December So, if you want to acquire a piece from the collection, and save on shipping costs - this is your chance!

Each sculpture is warranted for life, spins on a sealed bearing, and can withstand winds up to 100 MPH.


Please drop by the Visitor Center to get a brochure, and make your selection. This is definitely a win-win. You get wonderful art for your garden. Morris Arboretum receives 25% of the sale price. LEOPOLDgallery will arrange installation for you at a very fair price. View a map of the locations of Lyman's sculptures

To learn more, contact LEOPOLDgallery, and they’ll answer all of your questions: 816.333.3111 /

Full price list. Prices begin at $625.

15 pieces out of the 55 have already sold, so don’t wait too long. Any of these amazing sculptures would make for a great Holiday Gift (talk about original!).

Lyman Whitaker will exhibit his kinetic sculptures in 2018 at the Phipps Botanical Conservatory, and the Catalina Island Museum.

Lyman Whitaker talks about his show at Morris Arboretum with radio host Mary Roth on "Artists with a Purpose".

Morris Arboretum in Motion: About the Artist and Installation

Morris Arboretum debuts its new 2017 exhibit, Morris Arboretum in Motion featuring kinetic wind sculptures by artist Lyman Whitaker.

Lyman Whitaker is an American sculptor working in southern Utah. Whitaker has been a working sculptor for more than 40 years. Since the early 1980s, Whitaker has focused on kinetic art, creating "Wind SculpturesTM"--- artworks driven by the wind. His constructs are organic in nature and dependent upon their natural surroundings to provide their movement. They are also intended to make observers think about their surroundings and their own relationship to nature.

Lyman has been fascinated by wind since he was a child. “Wind has always seemed mysterious and even a little bit scary to me” he said. “Wind is a medium. It’s invisible, it’s tactile, and it’s a convenient power source for kinetic energy.”

Lyman Whitaker’s compositions are all hand-crafted in his studio. They range in height from 5-27 feet tall and can be installed alone, in small groupings, or in Wind ForestsTM. The kinetic shapes are bold and distinctive, and sculptures are fabricated from copper, steel, and stainless steel that provide beauty and strength.

By placing the sculptures in settings that are dependent on natural elements for movement, participants are prompted to think about their surroundings. When seen in motion these wind sculptures create a mesmerizing effect for viewers. “Everything in the world is designed to amp you up” says Lyman. “These sculptures are designed to take you down, to relax you, to make you feel comfortable.”

Lyman said the question he is most asked about his sculptures is where he gets his inspiration. His answer, “I work more by intuition than by inspiration. I have faith in the process that it will unfold, like an author who writes a character, and then what happens can be a surprise.”

Visitors to Morris Arboretum will have the chance to experience more than 50 kinetic wind sculptures throughout the garden. All of Lyman’s sculptures will be available for purchase through Leopold Gallery, and 25% of all sales will benefit Morris Arboretum. An addition of art in one’s garden is a gift to Morris Arboretum. Lyman says “The garden is a perfect venue for my pieces. Since they are derivative of plant forms, they feel at home among plants.”

Learn more about the work of Lyman Whitaker at

This exhibit is supported in part by the Madeline K. Butcher Fine Arts Endowment.

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