Visitors to Albany Beach may notice that somehow things are not as they were. One of our most beloved art works, the kinetic sculpture known as the Spinner, has disappeared - perhaps taken out by the wind and the marine air, or perhaps lost to metal recyclers. It was a cheerful sight with its bright colors, constantly whirling interior, and the overseeing little creature on top (a flying monkey if I am not mistaken). The Spinner will be remembered and it will be missed. Its demise reminds us that outdoor art requires careful conservation if it is to be preserved . . . and of course that some outdoor art is intended to be transitory, part of its own era and not another. Does anyone know the identity of the creator of the Spinner ? Does anyone have a better photo by which to remember this old friend on the beach ?
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