Looking Through Windows Sculpture
The colorful sculpture located at the corner of Indiana/St. Clair/Paca Streets bring a lot of color to the neighborhood. Here some information on the sculpture.
Through a grant from Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and a gift of land from the Indianapolis Urban League, students participated in a competitive request for proposals for an art project for the site.
The winning installation, “Looking Through Windows” by Michael Kuschnir, was installed April 25, 2012. “My artwork begins with an architectural element that I manipulate through repetition… I took an assortment of existing windows on Indiana Ave and combined them with generic window forms to create a gestural sculpture. The inspiration for this piece came from listening to people of the community talk about this site. Some people reminisced about the past while others talked about the future of this location. I collected these viewpoints as if they are windows into each of us. Now I give the opportunity for everyone to see this neighborhood in these warm embracing colors; an opportunity to look at this community through each other’s lenses.”
Kuschnir was inspired by walking the neighborhood, reflecting on the historic homes and windows, and speaking with existing residents and individuals.