The Pitch is a 16 foot tall, powder-coated aluminum structure with changing LEDs.
On October 2, 2014 the Public Art Commission recommended for hire local artist team Laura Freed & Jen Stringer (PACT) to design and complete an artful bike rack project at Harbor Park. The project was completed in May, 2016. The 16′ tall powder coated aluminum sculpture references a traditional ship propeller, celebrating Norfolk’s remarkable nautical history and lively water front community.
A series of graduated rings sit adjacent to the prop. Designed to suggest the movement of water behind a rotating propeller, the rings serve as bike racks for park visitors.
The sculpture comes to life at night as integrated LED lighting fill the blades with color.
Phillip Mann with Mannpower was the electrical contractor, and Brian Haines with Old Dominion Lighting Associates supplied the light fixtures. Jim w/ Metal Concepts in Norfolk fabricated their design.