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Metro Public Art Collection: Lyrical Rider

Artist: Anthony Novak
Location: Coleman Park Community Center, 384 Thompson Ln., 37211

Lyrical Rider bike rack

In this design, bicycle and rider are synthesized into one unified, lyrical design.

Artist Statement

“I love bike and I love Nashville – except for the traffic, which is why I want to do my part as a professional artist to encourage fellow cyclists to ride instead of drive.”

Artist Biography

Anthony Novak is a sculptor, restoration artisan, and fabricator in Nashville, TN. He has been a professional artist since 1986. His work is on permanent display in a number of iconic Nashville institutions including the rotunda of the Baskin Law Center at Belmont University, Baptist Hospital, St. Thomas Hospital and the Belmont Mansion. Accomplished at restoration, he has restored Pre-Civil War and Tang Dynasty sculptures, in addition to antique architectural and ornamental elements. He is one of the few area sculptors proficient in cast stone, which is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.