Under Her Wing was the Universe


Location
100 block of W Park Ave.

 

Watch this February 6, 2021 Discover Oklahoma feature on Under Her Wing

Under Her Wing article in The Oklahoman 11/8/20

 

Under Her Wing was the Universe was completed in July 2020 by Enid artist Romy Owens. It is located one block north of Owen K Garriott Rd (Highway 412) between Independence and Grand.

From the artist's website: Under Her Wing was the Universe creates a 2.5 acre native prairie landscape comprised of grasses, flowers, and trees. Within the habitat lies a large-scale sculptural pavilion that shelters visitors and invites them to escape into daydreams and possibility. During the day, viewers can experience the work as a sculpture large enough to envelope us whole. During the night, viewers will delight in a thousand stars overhead. It is my goal to create a place on the edge of downtown Enid that awes and inspires and attracts: an outdoor sanctuary for hometown folks to find a newness within their community, as well as an entry-point destination for visitors to discover what makes Enid special. This is contemporary Oklahoma art which nudges us to look forward into the abyss of potential while also encouraging us to hold dear the place from where we come. The concept is driven by inter-generational relationships, encouraging recognition of those who have influenced our individual understanding of how we related to humanity and how we connect with the world around us.