Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) is an effort by local artists to highlight the Pogue’s Run Waterway in Brookside Park. The Paramount Rest Stop is one of three sites along Pogue’s Run funded through ROW. Led by artist Eric Nordgulen, students from Herron School of Art and Design, a team of professional artists, and local residents and stakeholders collaborated on the design and implementation of public art installations centered on waterway issues and inspirations.
Indy Curves are sculptural designs that are to be seen as wave forms, which relates them to water. The curves are fabricated out of metal and are painted with a reflective red coating. These curves are suspended from trees at least 15 or more feet above the ground. Each piece is 4 to 6 feet long and roughly 2 to 3 feet wide.
“With these bold French curves suspended in the trees, I hope that the viewer will get the same inspiration that I got from them, which is to see different objects in the curves that reflect qualities of nature and the neighborhood around them. With a world that revolves around looking at a screen, at a phone, or at the ground as you walk, I’m hoping to give one a reason to take a moment and stop and look up at the trees, the sky, or to just reflect for a moment about things around them.” – R.A. Buys
Quoted from http://www.indianacharterschool.com/indy-curves.html