Sculptures by East Dallas resident David B. Hickman are now on display at Texas Tech University. The sculptures are the latest installment from the TTU Public Art Program, which collaborates with area artists to showcase art at multiple TTU campuses.

The sculptures resemble messenger pigeons moving with the wind, aligning like large weather vanes as the breeze changes directions. Ten limestone benches that are arranged in two circles surround the sculptures. Each bench of the outer ring is engraved with one word to complete the sentence “Think about how you communicate.”


Artist David B. Hickman

“My inspiration for this piece came from the different ways we communicate,” Hickman says. “The messenger pigeons go back to the earliest forms of communication.”

Hickman says that sitting at the benches will “encourage you to not only think about the various ways we communicate – the five senses – but to also consider the impact of your words.”

If you happen to be visiting TTU anytime soon, the artwork is located at the corner of 15th Street and Flint Avenue, just south of the College of Media and Communication building.

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