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Metro Public Art Collection: Soundboard Sliders

Artist: Duncan McDaniel
Location: 12 South, 2318 12th Avenue South, 37204

Soundboard Sliders bike rack

Soundboard Sliders represents Nashville’s unique identity as a music production hub.

Artist Statement

As an avid cycler and visual artist, naturally I was excited about this project from the beginning. Mixing sculpture with a functional object such as a bike rack is a great way to promote cycling and public art, both of which are good for our city. Although we have far to go, over the past six years I have witnessed this city expand its biking culture exponentially through bike lanes, greenways, bike sharing, and artistic bicycle racks. I am proud to be a part of this growing movement and hopefully these racks will encourage more cycling while at the same time bolster an appreciation for public art.

Duncan McDaniel lives and works in Nashville. In addition to working as a professional visual artist, he works as an art handler for various institutions including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Cheekwood Museum of Art and the Tennessee State Museum.