The Dallas Morning News

Sculpture bowlers ’em over

Store donates two-ton hat to Cedars neighborho­od

- By TINEY RICCIARDI Special Contributo­r

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.

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The bowler sculpturew­ill rise to a height of 30 feet when it’s hoisted onto an oversized coat rack.

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