Giant Pinwheels Turn Art Museum Into A Children’s Toy [Pics]

Giant Pinwheels Turn Art Museum Into A Children’s Toy [Pics]

An example of how interactive art can help museums attract more visitors.

Serena Chu

Commissioned by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, artist George Zisiadis has proposed to install life-size pinwheels on the building’s exterior to add a sense of interactivity to public areas and institutions where people can have fun and be creative.

His Interactive Pinwheel Facade calls for pinwheels that spin when visitors blow into special horns. There is to be two horns uniquely position in the center courtyard. The buildings will be painted with colorful designs and geometric shapes.

The kinetic-enriched designs of this project were drawn with hopes to attract more visitors to the plaza, providing families and children a common area of playfulness.

Click through the proposal pictures below to see how the museum building goes from ordinary to extraordinary.

George Zisiadis


PSFK Writer Serena Chu