Archive - Outdoor Sculpture - Temporary
1034 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46203
Installed in 2018 as part of a larger project with Transit Drives Indy and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Coming Soon…Seriously commented in a humorous way on the long process to bring the Red Line Rapid Transit to Indianapolis. The artist was inspired by signs in the environment to create a sign-like sculpture that worked all through the life cycle of the Red Line: the pre-construction publicity, the construction period, the period after construction but before service, and the new rapid service that started in September 2019, when buses began to arrive at the new station every 10-15 minutes. The artwork was intended to be temporary, and was deinstalled in early 2021.
A sound component remains, however, to continue to give Red Line riders a bright moment in their day. The sound element was installed in late 2019 and features musical and ambient sound clips. A highlight is the voice of Indianapolis journalist Jill Ditmire, who passed away in February, 2021 just before the sculpture was deinstalled.
Jamie Pawlus is a conceptual artist based in Indianapolis. She lives in the Fountain Square neighborhood, just blocks from where the sculpture was installed.
Medium type: Metal - Plastic
Date created: 2018