Artist Justin Deister
Location: 600 S. Public Rd. - Flag Pole E
Materials: Steel, foam, fiberglass
Artists Statement “Mr Toolman” was inspired by the design of a vintage hand tool that immediately suggested the form of an elegant English gentleman out for a stroll.
Mr Toolman shares my belief that we should give glory to the one who made us, that artistic expression enables us to respond to our experience, our search for meaning and purpose. The great power of art is realized in its potential to whisper to us, to point, connect and inspire, to bridge culture, time and distance.
When we are busy, distracted and hurrying through the day, pause alongside Mr Toolman to notice the blue sky.
Sense the depth of another person’s heart. Discover something about yourself. When we do, we are being creative.
Mr Toolman is composed off steel, foam, fiberglass and paint.
Walk with him and he may tell you a story.
View video interview. Coming soon
See & Respond
Following the installation of the sculptures, area poets and visual artists will be invited to participate in a juried art show, “See and Respond!” where artists create a piece inspired by one of the sculptures. There will be cash prizes awarded in multiple categories. Visit the See & Respond page for more information.