An very important part of César Manrique´s sculpture are his mobiles, which he called his Wind Toy.
These are solid structures made from cast iron and sheet metal, they were made up of spheres, and circles, often establishing complicated opposing rotational movements.
Manrique placed many of his Wind Toys, in different strategical sites all over the Island. In the past there was a great abundance of wind mills all over the Island but these have disappeared due to neglect and erosion.
In 1990 he places one in Arrieta: a spectacular and heavy iron “weather vane” painted in red that softly moves pointing the direction of the wind.
He left a few sketches. Later the factories of the town hall of Lanzarote, where a good part of his previous sculptures were made, have been building them and placing them throughout the island.