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Perambulating Ebb by Colin Carrier

812 Liberty Ave Downtown, Pittsburgh PA 15222

This is the only abstract piece in the first phase of artistic bike racks commissioned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. A call for artists went out to design some functional art that would double as a bike rack. They selected five designs and installed them at the end of August 2014.

In an interview with Triblive writer Kellie Gormly, Colin Carrier said I saw the project come up, and I thought it could be kind of fun to make something blending arts with functional parameters. It was a lot of fun. I wanted to do something to really push the limits of what I can do in terms of manipulating the metal. I wanted something kind of elegant and smooth and refined and minimal.

We asked Colin what the sculpture was called, and when he said Perambulating Ebb we thought that was a great title. He told us that it’s made of solid, forged steel, and that the shape was driven by its need for functionality and my own desire to use a smooth flowing line without much flourish


The other four artist designed racks installed in phase I are:


TAGS sculpture, Perambulating Ebb, Downtown, Colin Carrier, Cultural Trust,


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