Whirlwind

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6255 W. Union Hills Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85308

Whirlwind

Whirlwind
Gary Slater
Stainless steel
Completed: 1991

This highly reflective stainless steel sculpture’s basic form is cylindrical, cut and formed in an “S” shape. It rests diagonally on a less polished stainless steel base. The artist draws influence from the Southwest contemporary lifestyle and often experiments with various metal finishes.

A native Minnesotan, Mr. Slater earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 1970. Moving to Arizona in 1971, he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University where he began working on large-scale metal sculpture. To date he has created over 500 sculptures, with work in corporate, private and public collections throughout the United States.