Architectural Detailing - Outdoor Sculpture
650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
This sculptures eighth vast pillars allude to the towering limestone columns of the Boon County Courthouse in Lebanon, designed by architect Joseph T. Hutton. In this piece, a band encircling several of the columns acknowledges the Second Principal Meridian, a survey line used to create township boundaries after the U.C. Congress’ Land Ordinances of 17985. Atop one column, a small bronze ball serves as a head, transforming the pillar into a whimsical hula-hooper.
Designers Jeff Laramore and David Jemerson 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.
Medium type: Mixed Media
Date created: 2001