136th and N Rangeline Rd, Carmel, IN, 46032
Brad Howe began his career in Brazil after studying history at the University of Sao Paulo. His work presents the influence of inquiry into the aesthetics of various cultures and distinct movements in the continuum of art history.
Howe’s work continues to connect with international communities, exhibiting and completing site-specific commissions both in the US and abroad. Known for his sculpture practice, Howe’s focus also includes the representation of objects through diverse means, including photography.
“The sculpture, Carmel Watusi, was commissioned for the roundabout where it is installed, to create an uplifting, playful artwork that would brighten the mood on residents and motorist who came across it in their day to day. I call it a Watusi because it was inspired by photographs of dancers, mainly modern dancers, mainly Martha Graham. So whereas I see the piece as a substantial monumental sculpture that people can use as a landmark, it was my hope that it could be appreciated by people from all walks of life, those who are familiar with modern art and those who are not, and that those you see it are somewhat entertained by it. I think that public art should be generous to the public, and I hope that this sculpture accomplishes that.” – Brad Howe
Stainless Steel, Polyurethane
Medium type: Metal - Steel
Date created: 2011
Dimensions: 2.5m x 1m x .75m