The Messengers, 2013

David B. Hickman

Steel and Limestone

This piece consists of five kinetic sculptures in the form of stylized messenger pigeons bearing the names of the five senses in their tails, and ten limestone benches arranged in concentric circles. The benches in the outer circle are engraved with the words “THINK ABOUT HOW YOU COMMUNICATE.” The combination of this phrase, the senses, and the pigeons is intended to provoke the viewer to contemplate rudimentary tools of human interaction and how they employ these tools daily. The Messengers is the first kinetic artwork in the collection.