Architectural Detailing - Outdoor Sculpture
650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
This piece depicts a puzzle-like, towering cluster of suburban homes spread in all directions balanced atop a small cabin. While farming is evident through the small cabin, majority of Hamilton County in now considered to be residential suburbs of Indianapolis. The sculpture is composed of different colored sandstone piece–which, like limestone, is indigenous to Indiana.
Hamilton County was once home of the Delaware Native Americans. William Conner, early trader, acquired land from the Delaware and established a trading post on the White River. While recent years have seen southern Hamilton County developed into residential suburbs for Indianapolis, farming continues to dominate the northern portion of the area.
Designers Jeff Laramore and David Jameson Young of 2nd Globe, an Indianapolis–based artistic company designed all 92 and the county sculptures featured on the outside of the Indiana State Museum. Their designs narrate the counties’ famous natives, historically significant events, or their fabricated and installed by various Indiana sculptors, carvers, class workers, metal workers, and other artisans.
Date created: 2001