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Blackland Prairie Song

Piece: “Blackland Prairie Song”

Artist: Andrea Myklebust and Stanton Sears

Description: The sculpture stands 24 feet, 5 inches tall and consists of a 10-foot Indiana limestone column with imagery that depicts a bluebonnet flower and the stages of development of a cotton plant, a crop that was grown in this area many years ago. Laser-cut stainless steel with insets of stainless steel wire mesh, along with cast bronze and cast glass elements, sits atop the sculpture column and depicts imagery of Allen’s historical connection to the railroad. Added to that imagery is a cluster of wheels from both historic and contemporary vehicles with rising stars, indicative of Allen’s promising future. To provide emphasis to the sculpture at night, an integrated multi-colored LED lighting system illuminates the steel crown. To promote interaction with the sculpture among those who visit Allen City Hall, a seat wall of Lueders limestone, as found elsewhere on the City Hall campus, and a bermed landscaping bed complete the project.

Medium: Indiana limestone, stainless steel with bronze and glass accents

Location: City Hall Entry, 305 Century Parkway

Date of Commission: 2011

Commissioned By: City of Allen