Location: Fountain and Eddy Street
Installation: July 2015
Removed: July 2016
About Wheels With Wings
Gillian Christy’s work explores the idea of following a path and creating forms that depict discovery through flight. In this sculpture, wheels with wings fly and bounce along tracks that weave playfully around the sculpture. They appear as energetic forces, part rolling wheel or part wheel in flight, expressing speed and motion.
“I enjoy working and creating artwork for the public because it can speak to such a large number of people. It doesn’t require a museum entrance fee or going inside a gallery.” – Gillian Christy
Inspired by everyday objects, Gillian’s work explores the elements of what connects home with one’s everyday surroundings. She moved to Providence in 2003, where she received the Americans for the Arts award as America’s Best Reviewed Public Art.