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Makimono , 2010

by RDG Planning

 

Mediums: Stainless Steel

Location: Gene Leahy Mall; Gene Leahy Mall, lower level near the water, east of 10th Street

Owner: City of Omaha (Parks Recreation)

Series: Take A Seat

Additional Information: Donated by RDG Planning & Design and Paxton & Vierling Steel. Our bench is made up of four individually rolled, laser cut, bead-blasted stainless steel sheets. These sheets are then fully welded and ground smooth at the seam to create an elliptical shape in section. These sections are then anchored to concrete pilings beneath the plaza by bolted connections. The four benches were designed and fabricated using computer aided technology, minimizing material waste. Only two 4’x8’ steel sheets were used in the fabrication of the bench.


Mangonel II , 1980

by Sidney Buchanan

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Gene Leahy Mall; Gene Leahy Mall 1302 Farnam located on the grass near the water east of the 13th St. Bridge

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: Purchased and donated to city by the Metropolitan Arts Council, Art in Public Places Committee. Mangonel refers to a medieval catapult.


Rebar , 2010

by Randy Brown

 

Mediums: Rebar

Location: Gene Leahy Mall; Gene Leahy Mall, upper level west side of the Mall, 14th Street

Owner: City of Omaha (Parks Recreation)

Series: Take A Seat

Additional Information: Sponsored by Randy Brown Architects. The idea evolved from watching the construction of highways and seeing all of the rebar that goes into the concrete pours. Our vision was to pull this rebar out of the concrete and sculpt it to create spaces for sitting and talking. The concrete pad is also the structural component that anchors all of our rebars back into the ground.


Reflection , Dedicated M

by Mary McCawley; Brad Swerczek; Dipti Trivedi; Brad Young; Dan Rhodes

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Gene Leahy Mall; Gene Leahy Mall Farnam street side, lower level near the water, east of 13th Street.

Owner: City of Omaha (Parks Recreation)

Series: Take A Seat

Additional Information: Donated by HDR Architecture, LOOK Architectural Coatings, Chris Kemp and Great Plains Polymers.The three guiding principles for the design were: that it reflects the design principles of Landscape Architecture; that it has a back to be comfortable for all age groups and that it is long lasting. The inspiration for the three seated bench is the natural succession of plant material from budding to full bloom; much like the growth of the City of Omaha. This progression is depicted in three acrylic panels, one on each of the seat back panels. The smooth metal framework is a blend of smooth curves and strong geometric lines that reflect the natural curved edges of the water and the geometric grid line of the surrounding City’s built patterns. The hope is that this bench welcomes the user to sit back, enjoy the surroundings of our beautiful City and REFLECT.


Serenity , 2010

by Jeremy Carlson; Caleb Rogers; Dwayne Brown

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Gene Leahy Mall; Gene Leahy Mall, corner of 10th Street and Douglas

Owner: City of Omaha (Parks Recreation)

Series: Take A Seat

Additional Information: Donated by Studio 360 Architecture. The design team wanted to create a unique bench that meets the needs of pedestrians, bicyclist and city transit users. It was important to create a bench that was inviting, comfortable and timeless. This was done by using a simple form that is iconic of a bench; this allows the user to focus on the function of bench first and foremost while the design is played up in the details. Gene Leahy Mall was a major contributor to the design. The bench pays homage to the park by using similar colors and construction techniques. The bench mimics the cast-in-place concrete and wood inserts of varying depths used throughout the park; the primary steel elements are painted orange to match the light fixtures that surround the park. Serenity is constructed of steel (tube and plate) with a concrete anchor and base. The simple form of the bench also includes the ability for temporary bike storage. Concrete base was cast in place concrete with “Dur-a-pell” Anti-graffiti coating by Chem Probe. The tube steel is powder coated in white while the plate steel is powder coated in orange.


Shadow Box , 2005

by Tom Sitzman

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Gene Leahy Mall; Gene Leahy Mall, east side of 10th Street between Farnam and Douglas. Sculpture is located next to the water

Owner: City of Omaha

Series: Wind & Water Exhibition

Additional Information: This piece is designed to look different from every angle. The cutouts shadow and give dimension to the space without filling it. The shadows are as important as the sculpture itself. I want people to play with the space, shapes and shadows and be interactive with the art by looking through it, touching it and going inside it.


Sinuous , 2010

by Holland Basham

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Gene Leahy Mall; Gene Leahy Mall, Farnam Street side, lower level near the water, east of 13th Street

Owner: City of Omaha (Parks Recreation)

Series: Take A Seat

Additional Information: Donated by Holland Basham Architects, Kiewit Building Group, Drake Williams Rebar, Davis J. D. Steel, Great Plains Polymers and Rich Bryen. The team’s inspiration for Sinuous is the lagoon that is the hearbeat of the Mall and the winding paths that are its veins. Just as the water lazily flowers from shore to shore, our seat mimics this rhythmic movement from every angle and reflects the ebb and flow of the surroundings. The undulation of Sinuous allows you to be one with the park and asks you to be a participant in its energy. The team chose rebar for its fragile yet sturdy characteristics; alone, the rebar is weak but together there is strength. It is easily manipulated and can be shaped and molded to imitate the landscape and the human body. The open composition of free-flowing bars implies a form that has a fixed presence but does not dominate the landscape. Sinuous emulates it inspiration-as the water directs it energy to the shore, Sinuous directs the individual to a defined experience. Comprised of 27-Bent, #5 Rebar Profiles, all sandblasted with powder coat finish.


Stacked Stone , 2010

by Bruce Carpenter

 

Mediums: Stone

Location: Gene Leahy Mall; Gene Leahy Mall, Douglas Street side, lower level near the water, east of 10th Street

Owner: City of Omaha (Parks Recreation)

Series: Take A Seat

Additional Information: Donated by DeMarco Bros. The design utilizes stone panels from the Holland Center project that were damaged in shipped. Bars of stone were cut from the damaged panels for an effective use of largely discarded materials. The layered stone represents the stratification that occurs in natural earth formations.


Thistle Flower , 2002

by Jim Moser

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Gene Leahy Mall; Gene Leahy Mall, east of the 10th Street Bridge between Farnam & Douglas. Sculpture is in the water.

Owner: City of Omaha

Series: Wind & Water Exhibition

Additional Information: Thistle Flower is made of acid-aged steel. Double-stitched, blue nylon flags represent water and provide a sense of movement.


Time Capsules , 2003

by Jim and Herman Moser

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Gene Leahy Mall; Gene Leahy Mall, east of the 10th Street Bridge between Farnam & Douglas. Sculpture is in the water.

Owner: City of Omaha

Series: Wind & Water Exhibition

Additional Information: The cattail, a quintessential symbol and survivor of the plains, is the essence of wind and water. Its form has an evolved, aesthetic beauty that serves as a container for complex and diverse information. The artists seem them as historical scrapbooks in capsule form.


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