In June 2010, artist Adam Schultz was commissioned to produce an innovative public art sculpture for the Town of Parker’s new Police Station. Schultz’s creation, “Freedom through Safety,” is complete and will be dedicated on Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Parker Police Station, 18600 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy. The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony and meet the artist. The event is hosted by the Art in Public Places Committee, the group that was involved in the artist selection process.
The powerful sculpture features a life-sized bronze eagle in flight, held aloft 14 feet in the air on two vertical stainless steel pillars. One pillar represents safety and the other symbolizes strength. The base of the sculpture includes a “circle of hands” -- tiles pressed with handprints of local community members from young children to senior citizens, metaphorically representing the support and involvement of the community. Many of the local community members whose handprints are on the sculpture will be present at the dedication.
Adam Schultz was born in Detroit in 1966, but for the last 20 years Schultz has been living and sculpting in Loveland, Colorado. His bronze and stone sculptures have been placed all over the U.S., and he has been commissioned to sculpt animals, portraits, memorials and monuments for both private and public collections.