Sculpture bowlers ’em over
Store donates two-ton hat to Cedars neighborhood
the British furniture gallery Timothy Oulton at Central Expressway and Henderson Avenue, but the company’s plans to site it on a corner of the building violated city sign codes. So the store donated the artwork to the neighborhood of its creator. Bowler Hat sits on property owned by Structural Studio, an engineering consulting firm.
Nigel Brown, president of Structural Studio, is glad to have it there since Timothy Oulton considered destroying Bowler Hat after the original placement fell through. “It’s a piece of public
Artist Keith Turman has finally found a place to hang his hat — his 10-foot-tall, 20-foot-wide, two-ton bowler — on Griffin Street West, in the Cedars neighborhood south of downtown.
The mammoth (but jolly good) sculpture was commissioned by art that is being displayed in a neighborhood that has a real strong presence of artists,” Brown says.
The hat, which took about four months to construct, is composed of wood, steel, fiberglass, epoxy and rigid foam. It will rise to a height of 30 feet when it’s hoisted onto an oversized coat rack.
Installation began on Sunday and is expected to be completed by the end of January.
Tiney Ricciardi is a Pegasus News writer.
The bowler sculpturewill rise to a height of 30 feet when it’s hoisted onto an oversized coat rack.