Tag Archives: Tylur French

A sneak peek at a grand welcome

For a long time, the Old Forest has felt like one of Memphis’ best-kept secrets: a place to immerse yourself in nature, teach your kids how to ride their bikes, or enter a race supporting your favorite cause. But as more and more people flock to a revitalized Overton Park, they’re discovering this special place […]

Welcome to the Old Forest

“KEEP OUT.” The iron bars that greet visitors at three entrances to the Old Forest are anything but welcoming.  Designed to prohibit vehicles from entering the State Natural Area, the gates accomplish something unintended as well: discouraging pedestrians and cyclists from enjoying the forest trails. But thanks to a generous gift from some lifelong park […]

Installing Bike Gate Tuesday morning

Building a Bike Gateway, Part 9

Missed our earlier installments?  Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6 / Part 7 / Part 8 Try as it might, the mud couldn’t stop Bike Gate. Set it back a day, sure. Attempt to swallow a crane whole…why not? But in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, February 12, Bike Gate successfully arrived at its final destination. Tylur […]

Bike Gate

Building a Bike Gateway, Part 8

Missed our earlier installments?  Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6 / Part 7 T-minus four days until Bike Gate is complete! Now that we’re in the home stretch, if you’ve been driving down East Parkway this week, you’ve probably noticed the splashes of color in the parking lot set against the brown of the winter […]

Installing the Bike Gate tower

Building a Bike Gateway, Part 7

Missed our earlier installments?  Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6 The first piece of Bike Gate is officially in the ground. This afternoon, crews from Wagner General Contractors and Tylur French’s Youngblood Studio are installing the two 13-foot steel towers that will form the bases for the Bike Gate sculpture.  The towers are […]