Architectural Detailing - Outdoor Sculpture
650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
This piece depicts a mosaic of colorful ceramic tiles creating the pattern of a large, fan-tailed turkey, acknowledging the agricultural heritage of Daviess County. The turkey’s tail simulates a quilt pattern, paying tribute to the county’s sizable Amish population. The slightly asymmetrical placement of the tiles has lent this sculpture a human element. There are blue tiles in the upper portion with small blue bits scattered thought. Yellows, oranges, reds, and white fill the mid to lower areas.
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.
Medium type: Mixed Media
Date created: 2001