Carl Leck’s mural Nature Wins was completed with the help of volunteers during Lilly’s Global Day of Service as part of the Vibrant Corridors project in October of 2014.
The mural features an underground tangle of roots and flowers, with trees breaking through the surface towards sunlight. The physical condition of the mural site provided inspiration for Leck’s design. He stated, “Man can construct and reshape his environment, but without consistent maintenance and upkeep, nature will take back what is rightfully hers. Mother Nature persistently reminds us, “nature wins.’ ”
The mural is located on Madison Avenue near the Eli Lilly corporate headquarters.
The body of this piece is loosely derived from the image of a boat on water, and is designed to remind the viewer that books (and education in general) can be a form of transportation. Books can take us to other places and times, offer solace and distraction, arm us with the tools and information we need to solve problems in our daily lives, and make us more empathetic creatures. In the same way that Eskenazi Health’s rooftop vegetable garden (called “Sky Farm”) highlights healthy eating and wellness concepts while providing patients and employees an opportunity to enjoy nature, this design promotes the mental wellness and growth that comes with reading while giving users an opportunity to directly interact with a piece of art.
So much consideration went into the sustainable engineering of the new Eskenazi Health building that it felt perfectly appropriate to consider environmental impact in the materials for this piece. All of the lumber used will be locally sourced, salvaged material—most coming directly from Indianapolis buildings, some of it even coming from the crates that Eskenazi Health used to move and temporarily house the historic art collection from the old hospital—a nice tie back into the community, and a connection between the newest piece of art in the hospital and the rest of the collection.
Artwork includes poem by Ruthelen Burns.
This abstract mosaic composition is one of six commissioned from Seattle-based artist Ann Gardner for the concourses of the new Indianapolis International Airport terminal. The six panels are Earth, Night, Water, Fields, Sun, and Forest. Together, the mosaic panels offer a glimpse of natural elements inside the airport, connecting busy travelers to the outside if only for a moment.
The mosaic is located above a water fountain in Concourse A.
Noon is one of a series of 14 glass murals commissioned for the concourses at Indianapolis International Airport. For eight of the murals, the artist was inspired by the colors of the Indiana landscape at different times of the day and different seasons of the year. He created abstract imagery to communicate his perceptions in hopes that they would remind departing visitors of what they had experienced and welcome returning residents back home.
This mural is located on Concourse A.
Three sculptures stand in front of the Krannert Memorial Library. Numinous Wedge is a wood and steel work by Jay Dougan, a professor and artist living in Colorado.
Quoted from: www.uindy.edu/arts/numinous-wedge
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