Promethean Walk | Gift of Fire
Indianapolis Professional Firefighters Local 416 is transforming its Mass Ave Cultural District location in Indianapolis into an exciting and active campus gathering place for its membership and the community. The Promethean Walk|Gift of Fire is the centerpiece of this placemaking effort and funding campaign. Noted Indiana sculptor Dale Enochs has been commissioned to develop this major public art piece symbolizing the role of firefighters who daily honor that gift in service to the community.
Promethean Walk|Gift of Fire is a 125 foot long composition of incised limestone and internally illuminated layered metal forms. The heroic sixteen foot tall striding figure of the mythical Prometheus will be a conspicuous district landmark for walkers and cyclists along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and motorists approaching downtown along College and Mass Avenues. Prometheus holds the gift of fire representing creativity and, if not respected and controlled, danger. The Promethean Walk and these meanings will be part of the visitor experience. The sculpture complements Dale Enochs' earlier Phoenix Rising sculpture, the memorial to fallen firefighters in the west end of the campus, to create a sense of the campus being one place across its two block-long extents.