Architectural Detailing - Outdoor Sculpture
650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
This piece is protruding slightly and a slanted square of brick is directed by a ceramic piping and painted pottery. The arrangement of elements in this sculpture suggest a stylized human face. A single lump of black coal near the piece’s right edge pays homage to the area’s rich coal deposits.
Because Clay County has some of the state’s richest coal deposits, mining in the region has been important since the 18500s. A fine grade of clay discovered in the 19th century has supported a number of pottery and brick factories.
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