OOSI Sculpture

Leatherlips

1989 / Ralph Helmick / Dublin

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""Leatherlips,"" the first Art in Public Places project, was created by Boston artist, Ralph Helmick in 1990. The sculpture is a 12-foot high portrait of the Wyandot Native American Chief Leatherlips. The head is a composite structure of various sizes of native limestone stacked and mortared. The head is open on the top and extended back along its sides, ceating a small enclosure which enables visitors a view of the river, the sunset, and the amphitheater. Local history relates that Chief Leatherlips was executed by fellow tribesman at a location very near Scioto Park. Early histories by the white settlers of the time describe the old Chief as intelligent, dignified, and peaceful.

Location: Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Drive

County

: Franklin

Citation

: Ralph Helmick, “Leatherlips,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed February 19, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1013.

Dublin Core

Title

Leatherlips

Description

""Leatherlips,"" the first Art in Public Places project, was created by Boston artist, Ralph Helmick in 1990. The sculpture is a 12-foot high portrait of the Wyandot Native American Chief Leatherlips. The head is a composite structure of various sizes of native limestone stacked and mortared. The head is open on the top and extended back along its sides, ceating a small enclosure which enables visitors a view of the river, the sunset, and the amphitheater. Local history relates that Chief Leatherlips was executed by fellow tribesman at a location very near Scioto Park. Early histories by the white settlers of the time describe the old Chief as intelligent, dignified, and peaceful.

Creator

Date

1989

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Scioto Park

Location Street

7377 Riverside Drive

Installation Date

06/01/1990

Creation Date

05/01/1989