United We Stand - Fort Worth, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 32° 44.021 W 097° 20.840
14S E 654855 N 3622971
Quick Description: The words on the tower of the nearby Fire Station along with the array of boots make up this bit of public art, located on the south side of West Rosedale near 8th Avenue. Note that this is not a memorial.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2010 4:41:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM9K8R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 4

Long Description:
The plaque attached to the platform upon which the boots sit says,

"Eric McGehearty (born 1978)
United We Stand, 2006
Bronze with patina

Eric McGehearty's installation unites twelve pairs of historically accurate three quarter uniform boots, modeled and then cast in bronze, with the words Courage, Duty, Honor and Vigilance displayed on the windows of the station's tower, to illustrate the firefighter's preparedness, camaraderie, and oath of service to Community.

United We Stand is his first public art work."

This sculpture was nationally recognized at the 2007 Public Art Year in Review as one of the 40 best public art projects of the year.

More on the artist:
His website: www.ericmcgehearty.com
His Alma Mater: Click on his name
Dallas Morning News Story at dallasnews.com
Title: United We Stand

Artist: Eric McGehearty

Placement Date: 2006

Website: [Web Link]

Type of Object: 12 pairs of oversized fireman's boots plus windows on a tower

Location: The boots are located in the "yard" of the fire station, the windows of which are part of the sculpture.

Material: Bronze and Glass

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