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Windmill with Man Riding Flying Elephants

David Butler (American, 1898-1997)

Date
1975
Dimensions
47 x 30 in.
Classification
Louisiana Art
Credit Line
Gift of artist
Accession Number
76.259

A cut-aluminum construction with a wind-activated double propeller device at the front. As the propellers turn, they activate the wings of the elephant placed at the rear of the piece. A figure can be seen atop the elephant, with its arms outstretched. The whole is painted in red, black, and blue paint. Other miscellaneous plastic remnants are attached at points.

Windmill with Man Riding Flying Elephants