ARTIST: Wayne Trapp
INSTALLATION YEAR: 2009
LOCATION: 9 S. Main Street
This bright, whimsical sculpture portrays an abstract dancer with twirling flags in honor of the cultural extravaganza known as Folkmoot. The kinetic movement of the flags that throw glints of light when spinning freely in the breeze captures the exotic energy and wild spirit of the festival.
Folkmoot brings troupes of international folk dancers to Waynesville every July for a celebration of customs and cultures from across the globe. More than 100 countries have danced down Main Street since Folkmoot’s inaugural year in 1984.
The flags symbolize both the international unity and diversity of Folkmoot. The artist invited the public to submit their own flag designs and incorporated them into the piece.