Thursday, July 17, 2008

Auction Street Traffic Circle Project

Artist James Russell of Lomita, CA, is currently installing the sculpture Zephyr at the Auction Street traffic circle on Mud Island.

The Auction Street Traffic Circle project is a City of Memphis Percent for Art project, created in conjunction with the Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC). The RDC wanted the art enhancement to help obstruct the view of traffic to force drivers to slow down as they go around the circle, and it works - you can't help but look at the sculpture!

James Russell created the 16’ tall stainless steel sculpture for the location, comprised of two graceful arching elements.


Mel Spillman artwork said...


It looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I drove by it today. It looks pretty sharp. I wish it was a bit bigger, though.