Love Locks - CODAworx

Love Locks

Submitted by The Oxide Studio

Client: Columbia County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Location: Augusta, GA, United States

Completion date: 2022

Project Team


Daniel Moore

The Oxide Studio

Artist Representative

Nina Amter Moore

The Oxide Studio


Public Art Award -Columbia County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Savannah Rapids Park (GA) 3300 Evans to Locks Road Martinez, GA 30907
August 2022, Steel & Tennessee Field Stone, 66” x 42’.
Role-Design, Fabrication & Installation-Permanent
The multi-layered sculpture incorporates oxidized steel elements which abstractly represent the flow of water through the Augusta Canal and Savannah Rapids. The thicker, flowing elements are decorative. The thinner elements serve as the areas where the public attach their locks.
The brick monument plays off the structure and material of the Headgates themselves and is constructed of the same stone. The oxidized steel panel atop the stone block monument identifies the piece and its purpose along with an icon, symbolizing the “Love Locks”.