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Review by Ken N.2 years ago
When the White River State Park was created, a lot of thought went into developing the layout and look of the property. One of the best ideas was to divert traffic from the Washington Street bridge and restore the bridge for pedestrian foot traffic so that visitors could easily travel between the zoo and the museums/rest of the park.
So how do you make the walk across a long bridge interesting? The solution was to add a series of public art installations that temporarily displays the pieces for a few years, replacing some of the pieces each couple years.
Here are some of the pieces that were on display during my last visit:
Counterpoint by Dale Enochs (2015) - a limestone and metal construct by Indiana's most famous limestone artist
Finish by Terrence Karpowicz (2010) - what I would consider a pop art installation of a 14' runner
Harmony by Don Lawler (2015) - an abstract limestone sculpture by another artist whose work can be found throughout the state
Sentinel by Ray Katz - a piece by a Michigan artist who uses a theme of energy in his work as part of the process a person goes through
Street Seat by Greg Mueller (2015) - a playful piece repurposing street signs to create a place of play though visitors are discouraged from actually sitting upon the tire swing
Tzolk-in by James K Johnson - a large metal abstract that could be many things, but reminds me of a fish
The bridge has had a wide variety of temporary installations and unfortunately, the state doesn't do a great job of placing information plaques by the pieces or keep their website up to date with the pieces on display. I had to call the state park office to get the information for several pieces.
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Public Art in Indianapolis, IN
801 W Washington St