The Jeffersonville Arts Alliance is working with the Public Arts Commission and Southern Indiana Arts Counsel to create an “Earthship” Bench for Jeffersonville. Earthship refers to a self-sustaining functional art structure made from recycled materials. Jeffersonville chose to create an s-curve bench so that all community members can interact and enjoy the piece. Traditionally, Earthships are designed to work as autonomous buildings or off-the-grid homes, minimizing their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels. Earthships are built to utilize the available local resources. Jeffersonville’s Earthship sculpture will be created with the sustainable living principles.
Councilman Samuels, who leads the Public Art Commission, has been exploring possible locations for the piece and has identified four locations, most of which fall in the Rose Hill Neighborhood.
Jeffersonville will have the first of four Earthship inspired sculptures created in Southern Indiana. Pieces will also be created in New Albany, Clarksville and Utica.
Thursday, March 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at City Hall there will be an educational/informative meeting by Earthship guru Scott Irick. Scott is an Earthship expert that has assisted in the creation of many structures in New Mexico. He will lead the informative meeting identifying what Earthship sculptures are, how they are made and what they can look like. Citizens in the Rose Hill Neighborhood are especially encouraged to attend the meeting.