City Natives Gallery/Current Projects
The complete public art installation is located on the side of 1063 Virginia Avenue, facing Prospect Street and the Fountain Square Plaza. We would like to sincerely thank our partners at Milhaus Property Development for trusting in our design concept and for allowing this project on their property.
The family of artist Stephen Peck, known as Speck, and local Indianapolis arts cooperative BRIDGE Collective worked together to produce a
large-scale public art installation to honor the memory and artistry of Stephen, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 28.
Born with significant heart defects, Speck underwent multiple surgeries and medical procedures, resulting in literally a two-chambered heart. But he lived a full, active life, explaining, “I do everything with half a heart, but I don’t do anything half-heartedly.”
Speck was a skilled graphic designer, specializing in brand and identity work. He was also a gifted fine artist, combining his design sense with bold style and playful wit.
He loved the Fountain Square neighborhood where he made his home. His talents included creating and encouraging a sense of community, hosting weekly music and art nights in his home. He was especially supportive of emerging artists and musicians, giving of his time and talents to help further their interests and careers.