OOSI Sculpture

Firewall

2010 / Jon Barlow Hudson / Centerville

Hudson, Jon B. FIREWALL side.jpg

An outdoor environmental installation and a memorial to the Firefighters & EMS personell of this 9 county region around Centerville/Dayton, OH. It is installed in Stubbs Park on Spring Valley Rd., near the amphitheatre. The Wall includes the names of 69 fallen heroes.

The "firewalls" are steel construction, powder-coated. The largest is 15 feet high. The triangular precinct is paved in brick, 40 feet on a side. The entry pathway is paved with bricks from a 19th century fire station in Dayton.

The Firefighter silhouette idea was inspired by an ancient Jain icon of the Buddha -- the image being empty space, indicating the spiritual, immaterial essence of the Buddha, and hence, the Fallen. The standing silhouette in the distance behind is the spirit of the Fallen in another dimension.

Previous Location: In the park

County

: Montgomery

Citation

: Jon Barlow Hudson, “Firewall,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed August 14, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1509.

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Title

Firewall

Description

An outdoor environmental installation and a memorial to the Firefighters & EMS personell of this 9 county region around Centerville/Dayton, OH. It is installed in Stubbs Park on Spring Valley Rd., near the amphitheatre. The Wall includes the names of 69 fallen heroes.

The "firewalls" are steel construction, powder-coated. The largest is 15 feet high. The triangular precinct is paved in brick, 40 feet on a side. The entry pathway is paved with bricks from a 19th century fire station in Dayton.

The Firefighter silhouette idea was inspired by an ancient Jain icon of the Buddha -- the image being empty space, indicating the spiritual, immaterial essence of the Buddha, and hence, the Fallen. The standing silhouette in the distance behind is the spirit of the Fallen in another dimension.

Date

2010

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Location Previous

In the park