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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  1. With Pence running the ship good luck with a new government building on the site. He does everything on the cheap except unnecessary roads line a new beltway( like we need that). Things like state of the art office buildings and light rail will never be seen as an asset to these types. They don't get that these are the things that help a city prosper.

  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

  4. That's the mentality of most retail marketers. In this case Leo was asked to build the brand. HHG then had a bad sales quarter and rather than stay the course, now want to go back to the schlock that Zimmerman provides (at a considerable cut in price.) And while HHG salesmen are, by far, the pushiest salesmen I have ever experienced, I believe they are NOT paid on commission. But that doesn't mean they aren't trained to be aggressive.

  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.

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