Harrison Park Graced by Another New Sculpture

Congratulations, Short North! Your support of the Harrison Park Art Project has rewarded our neighborhood with the third sculpture of four to be installed in Harrison Park. On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, the one-ton Brassia Orchid by CCAD student Hannah Mason-Macklin joined Sycamore and Riparian, which were both installed earlier this year. Brassia Orchid proved so heavy that it nearly tipped the skid loader that finally planted it in its new home. The imposing work is now perched atop a knoll at the south end of the park.

Mason-Macklin’s design was selected as for the park through a community-wide vote in February 2011. It is the most literal sculpture chosen from among nearly 20 submissions to the Harrison Park Art Project. Fabricated by local artist and CCAD instructor, Steve Bush, the sculpture is composed of welded strips of stainless steel and powder coated a bronze similar to the color on the park’s gazebo. A large stainless-steel ball glistens in the heart of the cradle-like orchid. It’s a lovely addition to the park.

If you haven’t seen Brassia Orchid yet, take a stroll along the Olentangy Recreation Trail this weekend and pay a visit. And watch for the arrival of our final sculpture, Community by Allie Raines, which is scheduled for installation before the end of December 2011.

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