Enochs' blocks added to Saxony

May 6, 2008
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This Thursday, the folks behind Saxony, the latest let’s-make-a-town-from-scratch in Hamilton County, will be dedicating a new sculpture by Bloomington artist Dale Enochs. The piece will be a prominent part of the 725-acre housing/office/retail community.

Not familiar with the artist? Enochs large-scale stone and bronze works prominent at White River Gardens (recall the water-covered “Mill Stone” and “Water Table” series), at the Governors’ mansion, and on the campuses of Notre Dame, Wabash College, and Ball State. He also created the Indiana Firefighters’ Memorial and has work as part of collections in Japan, Toronto and China.

For Saxony, Enochs’ created “Rolling Rhythm,” featuring linking limestone pieces. Check out the work-in-progress, above, and model, right.

Your thoughts—not only on the art itself, but also on public art in new developments?
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  • I have an unfair advantage because I live in Saxony, but I am excited that we have a work by Dale Enoch. Having public art and some greenspaces adds to the livability of the development. It's been fun watching the installation and discussing with neighbors what we see in the piece--a large bunny? A bear? Buildings?
  • Oh, I _love_ this! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Lou. Now I want to go see it in person.

    I hope they keep the stand of trees that is behind it.

    I also hope that the developers are paying the artist, not expecting him to do it for free out of the goodness of his heart or for the exposure or some other nonsense.

    There is a lot of public art that does not appeal to me, but I say yes! to public art, in general. Like DK, I enjoy the conversations it prompts.

    Hope Baugh
    www.IndyTheatreHabit.com
  • Weren't MOST cities and neighborhoods built for the idea of let's-make-a-town-from-scratch? I live in the Saxony area too...

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