Three abstract metal sculptures by the late artist Tedd Pettibon have been installed at 6th Ward Park. The sculptures were donated to the City of Lancaster by the estate of Tedd Pettibon after his death in 2014. Pettibon was a Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Franklin & Marshall College and an Adjunct Instructor at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Pettibon earned his MFA in sculpture from Sam Houston State University in Texas and a BFA in sculpture from Indiana University of PA.
Pettibon used earthy, solid materials to create his art – steel, bronze, wood, stone, and concrete. Through careful placement of inanimate objects he breathed life into them. His beautiful, poetic sculptures inspire contemplation. Our imaginations become engaged creating meanings of our own or interpreting his intention. His work continues to inspire us to use our imagination.
In September another Pettibon sculpture, “Segments” was installed outside the Queen Street Garage (Lemon St. entrance). Segments previously had been installed outside the Prince Street Garage near the intersection of Orange and Prince Streets as part of the Art on Orange Project initiated by the City of Lancaster’s Office of Public Art.
The Tedd Pettibon sculpture project is part of City of Lancaster’s ongoing public art program, focusing on bringing thought-provoking art to public spaces.