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Patrick Sullivan chips away at an 11-ton piece of limestone. Patrick Sullivan chips away at an 11-ton piece of limestone.
News On 6 intern Marti Going and Sharon Sullivan with the model of the artwork. News On 6 intern Marti Going and Sharon Sullivan with the model of the artwork.
Some kids from Boston Avenue Church check out Sullivan's other artwork. Some kids from Boston Avenue Church check out Sullivan's other artwork.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

It is not often an artist creates a piece of art out in a public space where we can watch the process. Sculptor Patrick Sullivan is set up at Guthrie Green, chiseling away on an 11-ton piece of Indiana limestone.

He's creating a new piece of public art for the city.

There's always something happening at the Guthrie Green. Now an artist is starting work on a 10-ton piece of public art for the City of Tulsa.

Patrick Sullivan is banging away at a huge piece of Indiana limestone, historic American stone, he said.

"The White House is made out of this stone, the Pentagon, and the Empire State Building - your old Union Railroad Station is built out of Indiana limestone," said sculptor Patrick Sullivan.

Some kids stopped by from Boston Avenue Church, they were interested in souvenirs. Plenty of chips to go around.

Several people came by, His wife, Sharon fielded some of the questions. They have lots of information and photographs out from other work he has done. For each of these giants he creates he makes a small model, including one for this piece.

One of our summer interns, Marti Going, gave it her best Price Is Right show model effort.

The piece will honor three major contributors to our roadway networks: President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who signed the law creating interstate highways; Cyrus Avery, father of Route 66, and Clinton Riggs, the Tulsa police officer who invented the yield sign.

"Some folks would call me a rock star," said Patrick.

Something tells me he's used that before.

"It's gonna end up being the largest public art piece in stone I've ever done, by a few tons," the artist said.

We can stop by and watch him work on it each day over the next few weeks.

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