BEE-52 - CODAworx


Submitted by The Oxide Studio

Client: Oklahoma City Arts

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $25,000

Project Team


Daniel Moore

The Oxide Studio

Public Art Agent

Randy Marks

Oklahoma City Arts


Steel. 15’ x 11’ x 6’.





Additional Information

The design is inspired by the everpresent influence of Tinker Air Force Base where pilots train in the B-52. Biological components specific to the area including aquatic plants and animal life living within the lake are represented by a detailed relief on the vertical support. A hybrid form of the B-52, Oklahoma’s state insect, the honey bee and subtle bicycle related elements pay homage to the cyclists who visit the area. The kinetic design causes visual effects to emerge (image, shape, intensity, perception, contrast) casting interesting shadows. Because it is always in motion, people will have a new perspective at each encounter.