Sculpture and Public Art
Gale Fulton Ross' multidimensional talents find creative expression in multiple media. In the late 2000s she was awarded a grant, backed by the National Endowment for the Arts, to create a monumental work of Public Art to anchor the revivalist urban design of the city of Opa-Locka, Florida. Her concept was realized in the form of the sculpture called Miss Mary, and a public art project called One Story.
The final piece was a 30-foot tall, stainless steel lattice in the form of the bust of a wizened and elderly woman, a symbol of generational affection and wisdom. The statue conceals a time capsule containing memorabilia contributed by community residents.
Miss Mary in the transition to the One Story design.
Works included three clay "table top" sculptures, designed by the artist for the Keepsakes Exhibition, May-June 2018
Fulton Ross works with a variety of materials in crafting her sculptures, including clay, stone, wood, and recycled materials.
Miss Mary "table top" sculpture
Miss Mary detail 01
Miss Mary detail 03
Red Tape and Assumptions
Miss Mary detail 02
Miss Mary detail 04