Project Area: Bunker Hill
Project: Uptown Rocker
Project Location: Fourth Street at entrance to Lower Grand
Project Type: CRA/LA Initiated
Six identically shaped 7'h x 18'w silhouettes of painted steel cars sit atop a curved, concrete rocker. Painted either red, green, black, gray, yellow or blue, each car provides a striking contrast to the dark and somber tones of nearby buildings. Hamrol incorporated the curved rocker to break up the straight lines created by the adjacent upright office tower and gridded streets. Although appearing to be balanced, the rocker is actually higher on the side of Grand Avenue than on the side of Hope Street: this slight difference creates a sense of movement when driving by on 4th Street, which Hamrol feels is the best way to view the sculpture.
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