30+ pieces of wind-powered Canadian folk art dating from the 1870s-1970s,
and a number of southern Alberta examples too.
have been part of the European and North American landscape
for centuries, perched atop every communitys tallest buildings,
on barn roofs, church, steeples, and castle towers. Many are now
considered icons of folk art.
on the other hand, are created to amuse and entertain. These wind-driven
lawn ornaments are generally small figural creations, which, when
placed outdoors, engage in frantic movements as they ceaselessly
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