The Humanity Outpost Marker is a large-scale, sculptural bike rack designed by Cincinnati artist Edward Casagrande and located in front of the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati.
The bike rack can accommodate up to 12 bicycles at one time and represents the collision between humanity, technology, and earth. The New Age-inspired elements at the top give this a lot of visibility, even from a distance.
This is the latest bike rack in ArtWorks‘ ongoing Queen City Art Racks project. The first one, entitled Tour de Cincy, was designed by Pam Kravetz, Carla Lamb, and Karen Saunders and is located outside of Coffee Emporium on Central Parkway.
I first came across Casagrande’s work last summer at the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton. If you decide to park your bike at the Convention Center, I highly recommend a trip to the second floor to check out Once Upon the River by Tina Westerkamp, another ArtWorks public art project.