Thursday, August 14, 2008

Treble Clef

This 6,000 pound bronze treble clef sculpture by Paul Jacques has been at the corner of Summit Hill Drive and Gay Street since 1986. It's in what the city officially calls Tribute to Country Music Park, but what everyone else in town calls Treble Clef Park. Simple wins over official, you see. The "park" is just a ring of pebbled concrete benches surrounding the sculpture, with a little half-hearted landscaping thrown in. The benches are mostly used by the homeless, and by birds looking for discarded crumbs of bread. 

7 comments:

Virginia said...

Nice sculpture! Now those pebbled concrete benches are another story. If they used those for beds in prisons, our crime rate would go down.

Strangetastes said...

Hhmmm, looks more like Knotsville to me. It's unfortunate the city doesn't do more with the park. It and the sculpture could become something Knoxville is known for.

marley said...

Its a nice piece of sculpture, its a shame they didn't place it in some better surroundings.

Laurie said...

I love this image so much. This would make a fantastic album cover or book jacket.

babooshka said...

Now that is funky! Art should be everywhere, eeven the less desirable parts of town. Great perspective.

Now Upload the colour version for skywatch.

• Eliane • said...

Yes, yes indeed. It is a "clé de sol". But seen from behind. To see it like you read it on a music sheet, you need to be on the other side.

Louis la Vache said...

Good image - and your follow-up shot for Sky Watch is just fantastic!