Native Color at Unity Square
Commissioned by the city of Bartlesville, OK, "Native Color" consists of 9 stainless steel and cast glass flowers, ranging from 8 1.5 to 12 feet tall. Inspiration by the state wildflower of Oklahoma, Gaillardia pulchella, commonly known as “Indian blanket.” The piece is meant to celebrate the strong Native American history of the area and honor the flora and fauna of the prairie. Honeybees, toiling atop the flowers, are another state symbol and represent communities working together.
The piece also includes an interactive water feature, with water jets spraying from the ground to allow children to play among the flowers and all to cool off in the summer months.
Location: Bartlesville, OK - Unity Square
Materials: Stainless Steel and cast glass
*Glass by Dierk Van Keppel of Rock Cottage Glassworks
Installed May of 2021