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Crown Hill Neighborhood 2
When designing this box, the artist considered what “community” means to the largely Black Crown Hill neighborhood. He opted to use photographs of residents acting communally: picking up litter, enjoying each other socially, attending meetings to decide as a group what happens in their neighborhood. The result is a vivid portrait of the people and activities that makes a place a neighborhood, and just might turn people’s thinking around who believe that “nothing happens” in Crown Hill.
William Rasdell is a photographer and graphic artist based in Indianapolis. His images examine the ways that ethnic convergence can enrich cultures with foods, religions, languages and the arts, and he focuses on the impact of the African presence throughout the diaspora seeking to understand how these cultural relationships have evolved into contemporary societies. In addition to working in Black neighborhoods in his hometown, he has created pictorials that bear witness to the path of influence and retention in daily life and custom in Uganda, Israel, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Mexico, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad/Tobago and across the United States.
Created in 2014, Don Lawler’s Crucible sculpture was installed on the west side of Martin Hall at the University of Indianapolis (UIndy) campus in 2016. Crafted from Indiana limestone, Crucible weighs over 7,000 pounds and stretches 5 feet in diameter. This massive sculpture stands as the latest addition to UIndy’s Fifth Third Bank Campus Sculpture Walk.
Over a career of over 30 years, Don Lawler has created stone sculptures on a professional basis for public and private outdoor sites. Lawler creates contemporary sculptures that focus on the positive. Common themes include spiritual concerns, the goal of self actualization and the potential of daily self renewal. The monumental scale of Lawler’s stone sculptures further represent the artist’s affinity for building imaginative and creative encounters with art. Lawler artist hopes to create sculptures that will endure for ages; speaking to everyone in the universal language of concept, design and craftsmanship.
For more information about the artist, see: http://www.donlawlersculpture.com/
For more information about the UIndy Fifth Third Bank Campus Sculpture Walk, see: http://www.uindy.edu/
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