Southlake has added a brand new work of public artwork to its portfolio.
“Take-Off,” a stainless-steel sculpture by Arkansas artist Hunter Brown, is now on view on the nook of Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard, on the entry to the Park Village purchasing heart, 1065 E Southlake Blvd.
The paintings is within the former location of a centerpiece fountain, which has been out of order within the Southlake purchasing heart since its debut in 2015.
The summary sculpture is “composed of twisting and turning types that ascend upward, intersecting and jutting by way of area,” in response to Gennie Taylor, a Southlake spokeswoman.
The sculpture, which additionally has a water characteristic, has an “aeronautical really feel,” which is a nod to the positioning’s historical past, when it served as a regional airport.
The Southlake Arts Council commissioned Brown for the piece. Funding got here from a public funding settlement with Park Village’s property proprietor, which makes use of gross sales and property tax from the event, Taylor mentioned.
One other public artwork set up is anticipated to be on view this fall. A bronze sculpture, by Cedar Hill-based artist Seth Vandable, will likely be put in at Bob Jones Park as a tribute to Bob and Almeady Jones. Bob Jones was a former slave, husband and father of 10 who grew to become a affluent landowner and rancher within the Roanoke-Southlake space between the late 1860s and early 1870s.