Monday, October 15, 2012

Counties on the Walls

Clad in native limestone, the Indiana State Museum has, 
interspersed among the stones, relief sculptures representing 
characteristics for which each county is known. 
Here are three additional sculptures,
in addition to those I showed last week.

The twining vines above represent the truck gardening
of Tipton County. Prehistoric mounds, believed to have 
been constructed by Native Americans of the Adena-Hopewell 
cultures, are shown for Madison County. The manufacture 
of automobile parts is represented by the 
use of taillights for the feathers.

Tippecanoe County was the home of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, 
and his brother, Tenskwatawa, also known as The Prophet.
Together they formed a united Native American force they hoped
would drive the white settlers south, across the Ohio River.
Tecumseh was a sophisticated tactician and visionary, whose
intellect and leadership was respected and admired by
the military leaders he fought against in the early 19th century.

The sculptures were designed by 2nd Globe Studios of Indianapolis,
which has studios in Indianapolis and Vancouver, BC.


dive said...

A hearty three cheers for 2nd. Globe Studios. These are glorious, Speedway.
More, please!

Speedway said...

I'm glad you enjoy them, Dive. They certainly are little beauties. I believe a local company also did their fabrication. There are 92 total, some of which I have trouble making a decent picture of because they're so high above.

Virginia said...

Oh these are marvelous and the lovely yellow branch on the top one is just perfect. Lucky you to have these to photograph.

Speedway said...

Thank you, Virginia. I have the 92-County Art, Massachusetts Ave, the Coke Field, countless cracks in the sidewalk, and smears of asphalt, but YOU get to go to Paris.