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This 26-foot-tall sculpture rises up from the ground in a perfect circle in front of City Hall, evolving from the reddish brown of our Oklahoma soil into a reflective surface that pulls in the sky and surrounding environment.
“In Oklahoma, the red earth and the expansive blue sky are the two natural elements that let me know I am in Oklahoma and nowhere else,” said Phillip K. Smith III. “Throughout the State’s proud history, the red soil has played a crucial role in the development of place. It has been staked and claimed, worked and tiled, excavated and drilled. All the while the big blue sky has served as the visual backdrop to this history. My creative intent with this sculpture is to merge the natural elements together by lifting the earth to the sky, and bringing the blue sky down to the earth.”
200 N. Walker, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102
Medium type: Steel
Date created: October, 2012