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Howard Park Sculptures

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In December 2016, stone sculptures celebrating Route 66 were installed at Howard Park at 25th & Southwest Boulevard. The artwork was made possible by Vision 2025 funding. 

The art, etched into the face of Indiana limestone monoliths, represents five components of Tulsa’s history along Route 66:

  1. Transportation
  2. Tulsa Industry
  3. Native American Culture
  4. Art Deco architecture
  5. American culture

The Process
A Request for Proposal was issued through the Tulsa Arts Commission for artwork to commemorate Route 66 and west Tulsa’s history. With guidance from west Tulsa stakeholders and a member of the Arts Commission of the City of Tulsa, the artist along with his team, Sharon Sullivan and Jayson Warnock, created the final concept. Each monolith will have its own special color relief. Tulsa’s two alignments of Route 66 traversed within the boundaries of three Native American Tribes providing a connecting roadway for Tulsa’s emerging presence as the Oil Capital of the World.

About the Artist

Patrick Sullivan and his wife Sharon reside in Pine Valley, Utah. Mr. Sullivan’s academic accomplishments include a BFA Sculpture – Specialty Stone from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. In his early years he was selected to participate in the International Stone Sculpture Symposium in Lahr, Germany where he was chosen to sculpt the symposium’s logo from Italian Carrera Marble. The sculpture is permanently sited near Lahr City Hall and is the first stone sculpture in Europe by a Canadian born artist. Mr. Patrick has dual Canadian and U.S. citizenship.