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Sponsor: Purchased with City Council contingency funds
This bronze sculpture of a cougar is at the entrance to Lake Arcadia’s Central State Park. The park entrance is on the south side of 2nd St. (Rt. 66, between I-35 and Post Rd.). Although there is a fee to enter the park, the sculpture is before the park entrance and staff is happy to let you pull over for a photo.
The life-size cougar’s back end is raised, sitting on top of a block of bronze, with the front end very low to the ground, ready to pounce on prey. His ears are far back, listening closely. The artists shows the muscular form of the big cat, whose tail is curled showing he’s on alert.
Information from a city blurb:
“Silent Shadow” by Tim Cherry has not been installed yet, though will be placed at the entrance to Central State Park in the coming year. The bronze piece was purchased with City Council contingency funds. Tim Cherry is known for his sculptures depicting wildlife creatures.
Medium type: Bronze
Date created: 2018