History and Preservation

  • Outdoor Sculpture

History and Preservation

  • Outdoor Sculpture

History and Preservation was created by Tommy Reddicks, Executive Director at the Paramount School of Excellence. The story told by this piece is a tale of historic reclamation and the preservation of a wildlife habitat. The bricks used in these two structures were salvaged from 100-year-old manhole access tunnels at the corner of Washington and Emerson on the East Side.  Reconfigured, they have become a metaphorical home for the chimney swift, a threatened bird species.

With a mission-based focus on TURN (Transforming Urban Neighborhoods), Paramount School of Excellence (PSOE) believes in the power of art as an active component of placemaking. PSOE is a 5.5 acre facility offering a drastically different approach to learning in both structure and setting. The school grounds are a prime location for installation art.

Quoted from http //www.indianacharterschool.com/history–preservation.html