Architectural Detailing - Outdoor Sculpture
650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
With one drawer slightly ajar, this smooth limestone cabinet stands in sharp contrast to the rough limestone surrounding it. Dubois County is home to large manufacturers of pianos, organs and furniture, and this piece reflects the area’s woodworking tradition, Since the region is also one of the state’s largest poultry-producing counties, the drawers in this piece are designed to resemble carved limestone eggs. Through texturally different, the shapes an size of the drawers on this piece are similar to those and the size of the limestone in the wall surrounding them.
In 1997, Dubois County produced 1,687,356 turkeys and ranked first among Indiana counties in raising poultry. Dubois County is also a large manufacturer of Pianos, organs, and office and home furniture.
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