Public Art Management
Bradenton Riverwalk Park
Bradenton Downtown Development Authority
Kimley Horne, Landscape Architects
Interactive Sound Sculptures
Stainless steel (clockwise from top)
'Parabolic Discs'. A sound play station. Discs bounce and distort sounds made by visitors as they walk through. 'Riverwalk Drumyard'. Sculptural drums are tuned and playable. 'Big Eyes Big Ears'. Users rotate the structure. Periscope-like head set includes telescopic lenses to see across the river and earphones to hear environmental sounds collected by parabolic disks at top. Photos: Jen Greenfield, Thomas Bender
Fun Zone Installation
Four sculptures, splash pad design and benches
Polychromed aluminum. Satellites Are Out Tonight (top left), Pinned By A Grape (top right), No Flying Bananas (above left), Walk This Way (above right), Fun Zone benches (left)
Squiggle Stripe Soup (splashpad), Photo: Thomas Bender, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Postcards From A Friendly City
Jean Blackburn, Don Brandes
Artists interpret the history of the Manatee River and local community.
Porcelain enamel on steel
One Millions Sunsets Ago.
Indigenous Indians who lived along the Manatee River and the artifacts displayed in the nearby South Florida Museum that provide information today on how they lived.
Pays tribute to commercial and recreational fishing that has always been an important element of life in Florida.
Recalls the early cattle industry in the area. Live steer were shipped to Cuban markets in the early 1900's.