Artist Russell Thayer writes: “This sculpture is designed to be a bright arrow pointing to the recessed entry of the building complex that is otherwise invisible to the people or vehicles coming down the street. It is a welcoming gazebo-like structure encouraging interaction between the people and the artwork, a place of congregation for the users of the building. Visually, it has a feathery lyricism on a street of right angles. It is like a colorful fl ower growing between a pile of cement blocks. It is not a sculpture on a pedestal separated from the people only to be looked at, but a piece to be involved with by walking through.”
Windrapids II is made of painted steel, measures 192 inches by 192 inches, and was installed in 2008.
(Source: MSU Public Art on Campus Committee)