Floating Hanger

Submitted by Eileen Gay

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Client: City of Tulsa

Location: Tulsa, OK, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $50,000

Project Team

Public Art Agent

Glen Sams

City of Tulsa

Public Art Agent

Dennis Whitaker

City of Tulsa

Public Art Agent

James Coles

City of Tulsa

Artist

Eileen Gay

Overview

Location: Route 66 West Gateway, Tulsa, OK
Description: Large ring and pinion gears drive an oil drill shaft sculpted in concrete and covered in tile and glass mosaic. Mosaic pictograms inside the large ring show a timeline story of transportation designed for visitors to walk through to view the images.

Goals

Sculpture is positioned to complement the accompanying Route 66 Gateway and to offer a photo opportunity for visitors as well as a Geo Coin to log in and tell the story of their visit to the site.

Process

Working with the city, a local engineering firm and local contractors made for a smoothly managed project that was well received by the public.

Additional Information

The City of Tulsa was excellent to work with in all regards.