Sculptor Creates Route 66 Markers For Tulsa Park

Friday, October 7th 2016, 6:19 pm
By: Emory Bryan

A sculptor is working on several new Route 66 markers for Tulsa.

The work is just beginning for sculptor Patrick Sullivan. He's working with limestone blocks to make a new set of markers that will eventually be moved to Howard Park.

The panels depict transportation, native American and art deco themes. He's doing the work in Newblock Park where the public can see his progress.

"I want to capture the spirit of Route 66, the history, and the romanticism of the highway and the ingenuity of the American spirit," Sullivan said.

Sullivan hopes to have the panels done in late November.

Sullivan has created art in Tulsa before.

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In 2014 he carved a sculpture out of an 11-ton block of Indiana limestone in Guthrie Green which was then moved to the City of Tulsa's Charles L. Hardt Operations and Engineering Center.