Dubuque Public Art Project


Artist: Abigail Hedley

Location: 1685 Central Avenue, Dubuque, IA

Project Completed: 2018

Inspired by the past and future of the neighborhood, Hedley looked to nature for forms that would convey a sense of warmth, dynamism, and tradition. The shape of the sculpture, which abstractly resembles a flame or flower, expresses childhood memories of family bonfires and a sense of wonder felt while exploring nature. Similarly, the interior ribbing recalls the pattern found inside an orange—a favored fruit of her grandfather.