CityWay Arch

2019

Concept Proposal

Both contemporary and ancient: an Arch fulfilling the historic desire for a ceremonial gateway but derived from today's standard construction units. This temporary sculpture takes the form of ancient ceremonial sites to create a new contemporary gateway within Indianapolis. "Arch" is a reference to Roman triumphal arches, specifically the Arch of Palmyra. The Palmyra arch was destroyed in 2015 and, similar to this temporary work, has since been replicated using contemporary methods for display in cities around the globe.