Architectural Detailing - Outdoor Sculpture
650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
Each fall, tens of thousands of large, beautiful migrating sandhill cranes stop to rest in the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, already teeming with wildlife. Composer James H. Hanley, writer of “Black Home Again in Indiana” and “Second Hand Rose,” was born in Jasper County.
This sculpture shows tall reeds nearly camouflaging two long-legged standing birds, in a composition somewhat reminiscent of treble clef signs on a musical staff. A patina applied to the bronze has caused the piece to turn green, and contributes to the feeling of nature. The line variation also adds to the natural quality of this piece.
Designers Jeff Laramore and David Jemerson Young of 2nd Globe, an Indianapolis–based artistic company, designed all 92 of the county sculptures featured on the outside of the Indiana State Museum. Their designs narrate the counties’ famous natives, historically significant events, or their cultural characteristics, and were fabricated and installed by various Indiana sculptors, carvers, glassworkers, metalworkers, and other artisans.
Medium type: Bronze
Date created: 2001