10809 E 96th St, Fishers, IN
As part of an effort to reinforce the identity of certain “waterside” neighborhoods, public art was installed in the centers of three roundabouts in Fishers and Geist. These gateways take the form of sailboats, and are abstracted versions of single-sail, double-sail, and triple-sail craft.
For the roundabout at Fall Creek and 96th Street, a single sail ship was selected for the installation. The large size is intentional, as a traffic-calming measure: motorists are not be able to see around the artwork and are therefore subtly encouraged to slow down as they approach the roundabout.
Rundell Ernstberger Associates, an Indianapolis-based urban design and landscape architecture firm, designed all three roundabout installations. A team of local residents and stakeholders recommended the designs to the Fishers Town Council, who approved them. For visual consistency, all of the sculptures are made from colored architectural acrylic panels with LED lighting to create interest.
Medium type: Acrylic - Mixed Media
Date created: 2016
Dimensions: 33' x 22' (incl 8' base)