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Public Art

Photo: Tractor Bull
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Tractor Bull

Chris Powell
COLORADO
Materials: Bronze

Artist Statement:

Tractor Bull, by artist Chris Powell of Colorado, is a bronze and aluminum sculpture commissioned through the CityArt program by a group of five businesses housed in Profinium Place: Tailwind Group, Abdo, Eick and Meyers, Profinium Bank, Kato Insurance, and Turning Point Management. All supporters of the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, these businesses were inspired to make a permanent contribution to the community’s public art collection. The sculpture will be placed near Tailwind Group’s Block 518 building, on a block that has seen significant investment in recent years. This is the first piece commissioned through CityArt.

The commissioning businesses were interested in a bull sculpture to celebrate the Minnesota State University, Mankato Maverick mascot and help create a new connection between the University and the downtown. Powell also wanted to incorporate Mankato’s strong agricultural industry and influence. According to the artist, Tractor Bull is “a classical bull sculpture made in the style of an early tractor with tractor elements such as actual gears and grills incorporated into its anatomy.”

Location: The 500 block of South Front Street, in front of Pagliai's Pizza