A Wind Instrument is a wind sculpture that consists of multiple clusters of domed pennies hanging from branches throughout the trees bordering the BeltLine trail. The penny is generally considered a nuisance, inconvenient, and even worthless. Through a repetitive process of altering this common material, original associations are lost. Multitudes of pennies are strung in patterns mimicking musical scores and creating a variety of notes. When hanging, the copper domes tap against each other and create a soft sound in response to the wind.
Comprised of Toni Dammicci and Emily Brodowski, The Experience Collective focuses on creating large-scale public art and sculptural environments. The Collective’s aim is to create imaginative situations which envelope the viewer and stimulate a sense of discovery. As a team, they work cooperatively with a wide range of organizations and communities to create art that is accessible and relatable to everyone.