Part 4 of a Series
Whether it’s wood, stone or metal…whether it’s carved or cast…whether it’s a monumental work of art or a preliminary miniature maquette…I simply adore sculpture. Wherever I travel I search the globe for sensational sculpture, be it a world capital or the 4th smallest capital city in the United States. This time it is the latter…six sculptures in Kentucky’s tiny capital city of Frankfort.
1. NEXUS, and its sister sculpture, 'Now Get', sits in front of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Building at the convergence of Holmes, High, and Mero Streets. Sculptors Erika Streker and Tony Higdon describe the 50-foot tall Nexus as an amalgamation of themes relating to transportation, including a bridge form, the wing of an airplane, and a boat form. The sculptors, who created the sculpture horizontally and then installed it vertically, explained that the title of the piece means a convergence or coming together.