Velocipede Rider by Barbara Andress

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Donated by the Artist 2012, the Velocipede Rider has been on display with the town since 2010. The steel sculpture stands at the 3rd floor entrance on a ledge to the east outside the Civic Center. Because it is a bicycle, it speaks to the nearby multi-use path. The sculpture is a lady preparing to ride the velocipede, a bicycle that is still available, that was greatly in vogue at the turn of the 20th century. There is a sense of merging our century with the past, in that ladies of the past were not always able or allowed to ride such bikes. Thus there is an element of today's liberated woman in this piece.