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Glory (Sculpture)
Artist Garry R. Bibbs
Year 1999
Type Bronze and Steel
Dimensions 9.1 m × 0.30 m × 2.4 m (30 ft × 1 ft × 8 ft)
Location IUPUI, Indianapolis, United States

Sculpture Description[edit]

Glory, is a sculpture created by American Artist Garry R. Bibbs in 1999. The sculpture resides on the corner of West Michigan St in Indianapolis. Glory is made from fabricated steel and bronze. Angels and trumpets are the two distinct images you see within the scultpure. The sculpture is very large with dimensions of 80'x40'x1' and it sits at the entrance to the J.F. Miller Center. Gibbs signed his name to the sculpture and included a copyright signa.

Sculpture Information[edit]

The sculpture was commissioned by the Joseph F. Miller, founder of the J.F Miller Center. The dedication date is listed as March 1999. This stainless-steel and bronze sculpture adorns the Joseph F. Miller Center on West Michigan Street, this buidling was once of the city’s oldest African-American Baptist churches, now renovated as office space. Bibbs drew inspiration from the Bible’s book of Ezekiel, from African-American heritage and from a historical African-American medical clinic located nearby. [1].


Garry R. Bibbs is an Associate Professor /Art Studio, Head of Sculpture and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Kentucky. He received a Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, which allowed him to study with internationally renowned sculptor Richard Hunt in Chicago, Illinois, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was recipient of a 1996 Southern Arts Federation, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship for Outstanding Printmaker in the Southern States. His distinguished exhibition history includes showings at Smithsonian in Washington D.C., the The Raus, Indianapolis, In., the Hertz Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Il., Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. His works are in the collections of the High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, ATT Corporation–York City, Brown-Forman Corporation, Commonwealth Insurance, Brown-Williamson Tobacco Corporation, The Robert Derden Collection, The Richard Hunt Collection, Louisville City Fire Department and Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. Bibbs a member of the Pew Civic Entrepreneur Initiative, a coalition group in Lexington whose goal is to confront and solve issues relevant to the community on race relations and leadership. He recieved a BS from Kentucky State University and an MFA from the University of Kentucky before his posdoctoral work at the School of the Art Institure of Chicago. [2].

Artist quote

‘Now get’ is a southern slang that means, to go, depart or to move from one point to another. In an overview, I have created a twin towering, arch passageway structure, which forms into an abstract, flying automobile at the top. The sculpture consists of several major elements: 1) there are two vertically, slightly angled, stainless steel columns with wide bases for seating at the bottom; and 2) at the top of the two columns emerges two looping, abstract expressive bridge forms. From the left column, the looping of the bridges flows upward, then forming an abstraction of a flying automobile. The center of the sculpture creates an 8’-12’ area passageway, which invites the viewer to stroll through and around the artwork. In addition, they can also be seated around the two column base areas. In meaning, the two columns are symbolic of forum, government and order. The looping bridges represents travel, passing through, over and beyond. (Getting people from one place to another, as well as, moving in time from past to the future.) The abstract, flying car allows us an element that we commonly associate with travel and transportation."

"Through my art, I want to share honesty about my human experiences, my African American heritage and my environment, whether it is good, bad or indifferent. Life is so precious, so it is important that my viewers feel enlightened, uplifted and free. They should be made aware that there is an answer, a power and a glory. So live a good life and be gracious in God’s creative beauty, which we are given to use as we call, the ARTS." [3].

According to the Glory June Greiff, who wrote the book, Remembrance, Faith And Fancy Garry R. Bibbs used "the building's past using images of angels and trumpets of Gabriel - or are they from long gone jazz clubs of nearby Indiana Avenue?" [4].

Location History[edit]

The buiding in which the sculpture is placed used to house the Second Baptist Church until they moved in 2002. The building became a place for offices and houses the Miller Center which commissioned the sculpture. [5].


The condition of the sculpture is in good. The only cause for concern are some spots which seem to be rusting. There are definate streaks and spots that seem to be places in which rain has damaged the sculpture, but other than this it looks good. One intersting note, the scultpure is signed by the artist but signed as "Bibb," not "Bibbs" which is the artist last name.

External Links[edit]


  1. ^ Discover Indiana Avenue (2000). "Rythum. Reborn. Outdoor Sculpture Jazzed Up with Art". Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ Garry R, Bibbs (2009). "The Art Work of Garry Bibbs". Garry R, Bibbs. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ Kentucky Arts Council (August 11, 2007). "Public Art Project". The Offical State Government Website of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ Arts Council of Indianapolis (2009). "Meet Indy Arts". The Arts Council of Indianapolis. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  5. ^ UK News (May 3, 1999). "Bibbs'art work searches for truth, humanity". UK News. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 

Category:IUPUI public art collection

Category:Culture of Indianapolis

Category:Outdoor sculptures in Indianapolis

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Coordinates: 39°46.474′N 086°9.974′W / 39.774567°N 86.166233°W / 39.774567; -86.166233

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Table of Contents (sculpture)
Artist Dale Enochs
Year 1999
Type Limestone
Dimensions 13 m × 12 m × 15 m (42 ft × 40 ft × 50 ft)
Location Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, United States

Sculpture Description[edit]

Table of Contents is a sculpture desgined by the American artist Dale Enochs. The sculpture is made from limestone and was commissioned by Joseph F. Miller. The sculpture is located at the corner of W Michigan St and sits in front of the Miller Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Table of Contents displays four geometric shapes, which include a circle,triangle,cresent and square. These shapes sit atop a table with four legs, all pieces are carved from limestone.


The sculpture was commissioned by Joseph F. Miller in 1999.


Dale Enochs creates sculpture for both public and private settings. He works primarily in stone often combining contrasting materials such as steel, bronze and copper. His work includes large free standing sculpture, wall sculptures, water features, memorials and architectural elements. It can be seen in public and private collections throughout the US as well as in Japan and China.[1].

Enochs is an internationally known limestone carver who graduated from Indiana University. He lives and works near Bloomington, Indiana. His works vary from large scale outdoor public commissions to delicate wall relief sculpture. His works are included in many private collections and he has created a number of public works. Among these are his works at the White River Gardens in Indianapolis, Prophetstown in Tippecanoe County, and in Takihata, Japan. Additionally, his work in limestone was featured on HGTV as a segment of the show, Modern Masters.]].[2].

Mr. Enochs was the Lee G. Hall Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art at DePauw University in the fall of 2003..]].[3].

Location History[edit]

The sculpture is located at the Miller Center. It was installed in 1999.


The sculpture is in good condition. There are some markings on the proper back legs of the table. They are brownish in color. This seems to be from water damage.

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  1. ^ International Sculpture Center (2009). "Sculpter Directory". International Sculpture Center. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ Kara Handley (September 1, 2004). "Sculptures by Dale Enochs Opens Art Season at Wabash". Wabash College. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ Richard A. Peeler Art Center (2003). "Dale Enochs recent Limestone sculpture". Richard A. Peeler Art center. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 

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