Tuscaloosa — The giant flowers that have arched above the UA art foundry behind the Bureau of Mines for several weeks will have a new home soon! The steel sculpture was designed and created this summer by two sophomore sculpture students at UA, Ringo Lisko and Amber Daum. It was commissioned by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority (PARA) and The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History as part of the Tuscaloosa Public Art Project and will be installed at Annette M. Shelby Park on 15th Street in Tuscaloosa.

UPDATE! The sculpture Amaryllis has been installed in Monnish Park, on the corner of 15th Street and Hackberry Lane.

Sculpture by Amber Daum and Ringo Lisko installed at Monnish Park.

Above: Undergraduates Amber Daum’s and Ringo Lisko’s 12-foot tall aluminum and steel “Amaryllis,” commissioned by Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority and the Arts & Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa, was installed in Monnish Park today! Thanks to Professor Craig Wedderspoon for the photo. Read more about their public sculpture project here.

Steel sculpture by sophomores Ringo Lisko and Amber Daum Steel sculpture by sophomores Ringo Lisko and Amber Daum
Steel sculpture by sophomores Ringo Lisko and Amber Daum Steel sculpture by sophomores Ringo Lisko and Amber Daum