COMPASS

Submitted by Jon Barlow HUDSON

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Client: Milwaukee County

Location: Milwaukee, WI, United States

Completion date: 2005

Artwork budget: $65,000

Project Team

Architect

Karl Stave

County of Milwaukee

Industry Resource

AB&J Quarry

Artist

Jon Barlow Hudson

Overview

This work is made of 4 Wisconsin granites and stainless steel. 12' high x 10' wide x 3' deep., installed on the Brady St. Bridge bike path. This one is on a ridgetop, the other, SENTINELS is at the street level. The theme of First Nation story of finding the 4 directions of the compass with different granites.

Goals

This work was designed for two city bike path sites. One on the ridgetop, the other nestled in the curve of the bike path crossing the street and curving to the street level. Both utilizes granites found in Wisconsin.

Process

I worked with Milwaukee County representative and the Anderson, Broth & Johnson quarry outside of Wausau in central Wisconsin., where I spent the summer making the sculptures.