Created By: William A Carpenter
Sitting in a beautiful park-like setting between the two large justice buildings in downtown Columbus, the gavel serves as the centerpiece of a large reflecting pool. The giant piece of art was created by Andrew Scott in 2008.
Along Front Street in Downtown Columbus are located two pedestrian plazas-courtyards with some unique statues, flag poles and tidal basins/fountains. This is the large metal judicial gavel in honor if the Ohio Supreme Court. There is also a fountain/tidal pool with words (Reason, Honor, Wisdom, Justice...) written in steel. 13 feet high and 30 feet long, it’s made of about 7,000lbs of stainless steel.
Artist:Andrew F Scott
Features:Stainless Steel Sculpture
In addition to being a “world’s largest”, this whimsical sculpture adds flair to the decadent Supreme Court of Ohio and surrounding government complex.
The Gavel is one of two art installations within courtyards adjacent to the Supreme Court of Ohio building. The sculpture reflects the decision-making authority of the Supreme Court. The sculpture is constructed of stainless steel with a concrete was funded through a grant by the Ohio State Bar Association.
If You Go:
‘Gavel’ is located in a shallow pool that is sited along Front Street in Downtown Columbus. The courtyard has a peaceful feel and provides a respite from the relatively busy adjacent streets. The downtown riverfront and Scioto Mile park are directly adjacent.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Columbus Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Tour