The council is still in talks with the New York-based artist, who creates abstract sculptures from steel frames and cut tires.
But Booker is already beginning production on what likely will be eight or nine oversized, original pieces for the Indianapolis show that has a tentative debut date of late May, according to Mindy Taylor Ross, the council's director of public art. The works would likely stay in the city until April 2009.
Booker has met with an Indianapolis historian to learn more about important African American locals including entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker and R&B musician Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds to inspire her works.
Ross said the final locations are still being worked out, but might include pieces in Circle Centre mall, near the Madame Walker Theatre Center and throughout downtown.