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Light and Lines

Photo Credits:  Austin Taylor © 2011
Photo Credits:  Austin Taylor © 2011
Finished in 2007

by: Susan Knight
Medium: Metal, Fiberglass
Dimensions: 6' x 5'

Location

Downtown
Located outside the Omaha Chamber of Commerce 1301 Harney Street
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Description

Fiberglass O! shape adorned with railroad ties

Additional Information

For this rail-inspired O!, Susan Knight used toy train tracks to create a dramatic pattern and distinctive texture across the entire surface. Whether people arrived in Omaha to work on the railroads or to labor in other occupations, newcomers created links that formed communities across the city. These links are symboliz3ed by the joined tracks. The train tracks also represent Omaha's long history as a hub for train travel and the headquarters for Union Pacific, one of America's most well-known railroads.