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Metro Public Art Collection: Aileron

Artist: Michael Dillon
Location: McCabe Park, 101 46th Avenue North


Installed spring of 2012 in McCabe Park, Aileron is located west of the entrance at the intersection of 46th Avenue North and Murphy Road. The location, a former airfield, inspired the design of Aileron. Representing the biplane of the early 20thcentury, this 18' tall, 25' wide sculpture captures upward movement in the supporting structure as well the actual movement of the wing in a 360-degreehorizontal wind activated motion. It was fabricated using traditional blacksmith techniques and tools that were used in the manufacturing of railroad equipment, another historic reference to Sylvan Park.