The proto-type set was funded in part by an opportunity grant from the Montana Arts Council, Helena, MT and Lewistown match-funds.
The subsequent sets funding from Lewistown Rotary and CTEP grant.
BELOW: Some photos of the benches in progress at the shop. (Scroll down to see photos and information about the proto-type bench and bike stand.)
HCR Incorporated crew delivered the completed proto-type bench to it's Main Street location in front of Wier Furniture.
The bench back's rossette medalion design is based on a historic decorative element visible at the top of a building across the street from the bench.
The concept is to create a variety of bench back designs referencing specific architectural elements of historic buildings along Lewistown's Main Street.
The benches form a visual connection to the community's past.
The historic rossettes at the top of the historic Green Building.
The back support strap on the center medalion was shaped to conform to the medalion and create clean line when viewed from the front.
The powder coat color was selected for it's similar appearance to the native sandstone (of which many of Lewistown's buildings are constructed). It also mimics the mortar color on a brick wall (as shown).
Finished proto-type bike stand sandblasted & powdercoated and ready for installation.
The waving wheat pattern refers to the Lewistown region's wheat production. Pattern is reversible and "reads" well from either direction.
The final bike stands
were powdercoated in a
flat black (client's preference.)
MADE IN LEWISTOWN, MONTANA, USA
WITH CERTIFIED USA STEEL
ABOVE: Design based on sculpted lion heads on the Judith Theater.
INSET: Artist line drawing.
ABOVE: Design based on various fan shapes incorporated in the facades of several buildings.
RIGHT: Artist line drawing.
RIGHT: Design based egg & dart decorative elements found on several buildings.
BELOW: Artist line drawing.
LEFT: Design based various quadra-foil shapes that embellish several buildings.