Outdoor Sculpture - Temporary
50 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
This sculpture references the Scholar’s Stones, Gongshi of China and the Suiseki of Japan. Both cultures elevate the selected stones on pedestals, which denies their gravity and identifies them as unique objects. These stones are considered sources of reflection and contemplation that embody an individual spirit. Traditional Scholar’s Stones are most often natural-found stones, whereas the artist’s contemporary interpretation is fabricated and totemic in form. This adaptation, set within a steel pedestal, displays the carver’s hand in unity with the natural surface of the material.
Scholar’s Stone is temporarily on display outside the Conrad Indy hotel along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. It was selected as part of the Hilton Hotel’s 100th Anniversary festivities in June 2019.
The artist, Dale Enochs, attended Indiana University for both his B.F.A. and his M.F.A., and currently lives near Bloomington, Indiana. He has created sculpture for private, corporate, and civic collections since 1984.
Medium type: Limestone - Steel
Date created: 2017
Dimensions: 9'4"h x 16" x 16"