Glance at plants or flags on any breezy day and you see the effects of wind. It’s a fleeting thing. The dance of tree limbs before a storm can be fascinating and hold my attention for long moments. Bend. Relax. Bend again. Will they break? Or will they survive this encounter with a wall of air moving at high speed.
Have you stood and watched a flapping flag? Perhaps in a breeze on Memorial Day or another holiday. Or a continuous display in front of a public building? If you stop and listen you can hear the fabric talk back to the air in ripples and snaps.
An artist much more talented than my dreams thought about wind. And with the aid of modern technology he modeled the effect and froze it in time. I’m not sure if this display is still at the college campus. But it added interest to our walk among the classroom buildings.