“Love Locks” Public Art Unveiled at Savannah Rapids Park

09/02/2022
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The Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors is pleased to announce the unveiling of the “Love Locks” public art project at Savannah Rapids Park.

“The tradition of attaching a Love Lock to the fence of the Canal Headgates bridge has become increasingly popular among citizens and visitors,” explained Shelly Blackburn, CCCVB Executive Director.  “The sculpture is an investment in beautification and placemaking, creating a space for people to attach Love Locks and enjoy art in a natural setting .”

The free-standing sculpture was designed and fabricated by artist Daniel Moore of Oxide Studio in Pheonix, Az. The multi-layer sculpture incorporates oxidized steel elements that abstractly represent water flow through the Augusta Canal at Savannah Rapids Park. The thicker elements are decorative. The thinner elements serve as the areas where the public can attach their locks. The base was constructed with Tennessee Field Stone to compliment the existing stone at the park.

Citizens and Visitors to the park are encouraged to place a “love lock” on the sculpture to celebrate their eternal love for one another.