Florida Highwaymen Obelisk

 

Florida Highwaymen Obelisk – 2009

The Obelisk is a roundabout art feature along the Florida Heritage Trail. The gateway sculpture pays homage to the Florida Highwaymen, a group of skilled African American landscape painters who sold their work along Southern highways.

Dimensions: 19’ H x 5’W x 5’W

Materials: Ceramic tile over concrete

Client: St. Lucie County Art in Public Places

Location: Roundabout at Ave D and 15th Street Fort Pierce, Florida

 
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 There are four different carved ceramic insets on all four sides of the base.

There are four different carved ceramic insets on all four sides of the base.

 Selected images from Highwaymen paintings are arranged on the upper portion.

Selected images from Highwaymen paintings are arranged on the upper portion.

 The unfolded mosaic before packing to install on site.

The unfolded mosaic before packing to install on site.