Witten Park, Fishers, IN
The composition is set on a 65’ wide arc of which the concave side faces Saxony Blvd. The arc is comprised of 20 individually shaped and carved stones which in concert create a visually moving rhythm that also serves as a pedestrian gateway to the woodlands beyond. The stones range from 16” to 15’ in height and are individually 9” and 6” in depth. Selected stones within the composition are tied together by means of fabricated steel brackets. The brackets are both design elements of the composition and connections that tie the larger stone elements together, structurally solidifying their placement. Taking cues from the Saxony Development philosophy and from the character of the intended site for this community sculpture, the composition, “Rolling Rhythm” portrays the rhythmic cadence and flow of active life through diverse and dynamic form. The varieties of forms in this sculpture are independently vital yet cohesive thus evoking similarities between individuals, families and neighborhoods that are also independent yet part of a whole. Similar to a composer’s score, the composition ebbs and flows in meter and measure as do the actions of an individual and on a larger scale, a community. The material of the composition speaks of tradition and a heritage unique to Indiana which is echoed throughout Saxony.