WAYNE ZEBZDA'S ART
ROAD RHYTHMS MONUMENT TO TRAFFIC 1986
SELF LIGHTING WIND TURBINE WITH SPINNING SIGNS
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE REST AREA MARIN COUNTY
I received a grant to construct a temporary public sculpture in Marin County. The countryside there is so beautiful I did not want to violate it so I designed Signs of Wealth. Small signs to be placed on the major freeway in totally inaccessible areas , physically and visually they would have been something to just catch the corner of your eye and make you wonder while you were driving...Sculpture for 60 miles per hour. The Marin Arts council wanted it to be situated where people could stop and see it. So I designed a sculpture that had a spinning sign (as well as top), so, I had to get these spinning components out of reach of the average over-zealous observer and the sculpture became 19 feet tall. It was located at the first tourist turnaround on the Marin county side of the Golden Gate Bridge. the top would catch the sunlight and pulsate a flashing strobe light across the bay to San Francisco.
The traffic signs were simple dot and dash Graphics . Positive and negative on opposite sides of the signs . When spinning they would produce a strobe effect , similar to which one experiences when driving too long at night. (white line fever) .