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About The Artist

Walter Vaughn Buster, a native of San Angelo, Texas, grew up under the big skies of West Texas and vistas of Northern New Mexico. Influenced by windmills, inspired by the unseen within everything visible. Buster has been in art metal for over 40 years. In addition to being a self-taught silversmith Buster learned the art of western spur making from renowned Wild West Traveling star performer Pate Boone in Christoval Texas. Later becoming a registered Architect, he designed and fabricated art lighting for the hospitality industry including Disney, Mark Miller’s (Santa Fe Coyote Café chef) Red Sage in D.C, Mary Kay Cosmetics Corporate facility, Stephen Pyles of Dallas and The White House to name a few.

About the Wheels

Fabricated in aluminum and steel. The series are a composition of aluminum wheels/arms powder coated in colors of our surroundings. Sails are generally left with random ground finish patterns and powder coated on one or both sides with translucent powders. Shafts are two piece, 1 1/2" diameter powdered coated steel. Stainless one piece shafts can be ordered if desired. Dimensions are 40-46” diameter and 72” shaft height. Wheels use hand turned, double ball bearing hubs.

Aeolus, Keeper of the Winds, is splash anodized aluminum patterns achieved during the anodizing process. All patterns are random and can vary widely depending on color choices and number of colors introduced. Some colors will fade in direct sunlight. In time the colors will soften, transforming into soft patinas.