UNDER HER WING WAS THE UNIVERSE

 
 
 

I'm collaborating with adam Lanman and Michael Shuck to create public art for the City of Enid. This is an artist-led project, which means we initiated this idea, and we secured the funding through individual donations and grants available to individual artists. 

Plans are underway to create an epic piece of public art in downtown Enid. The title of the work is Under Her Wing was the Universe. This contemporary art work would transform this vacant block on the south lawn of the CNB Center: Park Avenue, between Grand and Independence, and add another great attraction to the downtown Enid community. 

CONCEPT STATEMENT : As artists, we dream about a large-scale site-specific installation that is unique from any other art that exists in the world. Under Her Wing was the Universe provides a 2.5 acre native prairie landscape comprised of grasses, flowers, and trees. Within the landscape lies a large-scale steel sculpture that shelters visitors and invites them to escape into daydreams and possibility. During the day, viewers can experience the work as a sculpture large enough to envelope us whole. During the night, viewers will delight in a thousand stars overhead. It is our goal to create a place on the edge of downtown Enid that awes and inspires and atrracts: an outdoor sanctuary for hometown folks to find a newness within their community, as well as an entry-point destination for visitors to discover what makes Enid special. This is contemporary Oklahoma art which nudges us to look forward into the abyss of potential while also encouraging us to hold dear the place from where we come.

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS:

 

Universe
The City of Enid

Galaxy
The Bert and Janice Mackie Family Charitable Fund

Solar System
Anonymous
Greater Enid Arts and Humanities Council
The Family of Chris Jones
John Martin
Park Avenue Thrift

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CDSA
Fitzsimmons Architects
GoFundMe
Jenny, Brent and Ben Haines
Molly Helm at Purple Ink
Sharon and David Hume
Main Street Enid
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition : Community Artist Partnership Grant
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Jill Ruding
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