Artists Amy Brier and Sharon Fullingim were commissioned by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to create a sculpture for the Millersville neighborhood.
Millersville Marker, visible from the Fall Creek Trail, is on display in the Fall Creek Preserve located at 56th Street and E. Fall Creek Parkway N. Drive.
In their discussion with the Millersville neighborhood, the artists found that residents frequently conveyed the importance of the incorporation of a mill wheel element: a nod to the area's history. The artwork recalls this history with the inclusion of partial mill wheels at the top of each of the three stele. A life-sized, three-dimensional, red-tailed hawk in cast bronze adorns the tallest upright. Each stele also has one carved side and one natural side. The carved sides have detailed motifs featuring symbols of the area: birds, wheat, and the flowing water of Fall Creek. Each upright is also "pierced" - carved in such a way to allow light to show through.
For more information on the overall beautification of Millersville at Fall Creek Preserve, click here.
For more information about Millersville Marker, click here.