"The Puff of Wind"

"Puff of Wind"


New arrivals look up to see Lady Liberty's lantern

The young in "Gaff-Rigged" boats set forth.

A mere "Puff of Wind" fills their sail

Starting their "Odyssey".

So I dreamed

Reaching the "American Dream"

In my magical boat, going West, toward the Pacific Ocean.

Daughter and son of man

Find your mission

The oceans beckon

Your boat will carry our dreams

Asher Kelman 2016

The Metaphor: The Odyssey Powered by a "Puff of Wind"!

A "Puff of wind" fills the sail and they set the course and their off. They fish and share, sleep in turns and read the stars at night. In storms, one releases, the gaff-rigged sail to fall and they ride it out. They find new resources and friends. By their merit we all succeed.

The sail boat, itself, catching the eye, should evoke wonder and the will to take risks for something beyond our horizons.

On View sculpture garden,

city of Manhattan beach, CA

Sketch to 3D printed model

abstraction to convey idea the wind in the sails and the ODYSSEy

Fabrication I

Bearing assembly, Masts, Sail Panels

Fabrication II

HuLL, Waves, Wake & Stern


"Puff of Wind"


"Puff of Wind"

Rotating The Boat

"Puff of Wind"

Checking Measurements

"Puff of Wind"

Final Wash

"Puff of Wind"

Final Dusting


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