OOS Sculpture

Skywoman

2006 / Lee Csrui / Westerville

Skywoman Full View

A nine-foot painted wooden sculpture a woman with feathers in her hair, wearing a long blue dress decorated with animals and plants, who is standing on a large turtle.

The sculpture is part of the Story Maze at Inniswood Metro Gardens which lays out the Native American creation story "Earth on Turtle's Back" on carved paver tiles that wrap around in a maze pattern. The character of Skywoman is the central figure in the story.

The sculpture is a replica of the original, which was stolen in June of 2006. The sculpture, worth an estimated $25,000, was recovered in July of that year when a concerned citizen reported seeing it in a house near The Ohio State University campus, but it is now housed in the office building at Inniswood Metro Gardens.

Location: Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S Hempstead Rd

County

: Franklin

Citation

: Lee Csrui, “Skywoman,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 28, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1967.

Title

Skywoman

Description

A nine-foot painted wooden sculpture a woman with feathers in her hair, wearing a long blue dress decorated with animals and plants, who is standing on a large turtle.

The sculpture is part of the Story Maze at Inniswood Metro Gardens which lays out the Native American creation story "Earth on Turtle's Back" on carved paver tiles that wrap around in a maze pattern. The character of Skywoman is the central figure in the story.

The sculpture is a replica of the original, which was stolen in June of 2006. The sculpture, worth an estimated $25,000, was recovered in July of that year when a concerned citizen reported seeing it in a house near The Ohio State University campus, but it is now housed in the office building at Inniswood Metro Gardens.

Creator

Date

2006

Source

Narciso, Dean (July 7, 2006). "Sculpture purloined from park mooring" The Columbus Dispatch, page 3E
Narciso, Dean (July 19, 2006). "Stolen 200-pound statue from garden recovered." The Columbus Dispatch, page 7B
correspondence with park employee

Identifier

1967

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Location Street

940 S Hempstead Rd

Location Type

Artist Notes

(1927-2019)
https://everkath.wordpress.com/aboutart/shirley-lee-csuri-abt-1927/

Media Sculpture Height

9 feet

Installation Date

2006

Materials