A Song for Indiana, located in Fairbanks Park near the Wabash River, celebrates Paul Dresser, Indiana’s State Song and the river itself. In creating the unique bronze sculpture, artist Teresa Clark looked to the river and the words of the song for her inspiration. The notes and refrain of the song’s chorus, which serves as its title, “On the banks of the Wabash Far Away” are visible flowing into undulating forms that merge into a large negative space symbolizing the river, and through which the actual river can be seen. A profile of Paul Dresser graces one inner curve and details inspired by the song are found throughout the piece.
This sculpture is located at the Paul Dresser Memorial Birthplace in Fairbanks Park at First Street and Dresser Drive.
Indianapolis, IN, USA