Protect / Firefighter - CODAworx

Protect / Firefighter

Submitted by Joe Norman

Client: City of Tulsa, OK

Location: Tulsa, OK, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $48,000

Project Team


Joe Norman

National Sculptors' Guild

Design Team

Alyson Kinkade

National Sculptors' Guild

Commission Director

Mary Kell

City of Tulsa


PROTECT first comes to mind when thinking of a fire-fighter. The word is viewed from one direction, the other perspective shows the silhouette of a firefighter.
The red lettering spelling “Protect” is visible from one direction while two other perspectives show a gray silhouette of a first responder. The final side, opposite “Protect,” is “an abstraction, symbolic of the unknowns that these heroes face each call.

Stainless Steel/Epoxy Paint ©2020 7ft x 6ft x 4ft Fire Station 33, City of Tulsa, OK


The sculpture readily identifies the activities of the Department, One's change in perspective makes the imagery more clear.


Our design team worked closely with the city's arts commission to ensure the placement was one that brought pride to the new Fire Station, the fire fighters it houses, as well as the broader community. Each element was discussed with options and alternative solutions agreed upon collectively.

Additional Information

This composition is available as a limited edition, and can be sized to best suit site. Additional first responders are also options.