24 Jan Sculpture dedicated at Parker Police Station

In June 2010, artist Adam Schultz was commissioned to produce an innovative public art sculpture for the Town of Parker’s new police station. Schultz’s creation, “Freedom through Safety,” is complete and was dedicated Jan. 19 at the Parker Police Station, 18600 Lincoln Meadows Parkway. The event was hosted by the Art in Public Places Committee, the group that was involved in the artist-selection process.

The powerful sculpture features a life-sized bronze eagle in flight, held 14 feet in the air on two vertical stainless steel pillars. One pillar represents safety and the other symbolizes strength. The base of the sculpture includes a “circle of hands,” tiles pressed with hand prints of local community members from young children to senior citizens, metaphorically representing the support and involvement of the community. Many of the local community members whose hand prints are on the sculpture were expected to be present at the dedication.

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