Outdoor Sculpture - Temporary
801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
Artist Nathan Pierce created this bright red sculpture in 2014. Made of epoxy-coated steel, the sculpture represents an abstracted communications satellite and, as such, is about communication and connectivity. The artist states, “Please imagine this sculpture as the answer to connecting with those who are far away from us, both mentally and physically. Being able to understand one another helps us build a stronger scene of community and place.”
It was installed on April 15, 2019 as part of the ongoing White River State Park sculpture exhibition and will be on view until 2022. Several additional pieces of the artist’s work are on view at the IU-Kokomo campus and the Kokomo Sculpture Walk, until 2021.
A native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Pierce learned the value of craftsmanship and working with one’s hands from his father, a third-generation stonemason. His sculptures reflect not only his personal interest in architectural forms, but also a belief that communication plays a fundamental role in our perceptions of the world we live in. Pierce’s work often speaks of the tension between freedom and confinement, and he explores what he feels creates that tension: building or destroying communication.
Medium type: Paint - Steel
Date created: 2014