The public sculpture will include elements of the Tri-State region, which bring together the interplay between nature and mankind: the river, the woodlands, and the community's history. It will be created from materials that can withstand the outdoors and are low maintenance. The siting of an important work of art as part of the Welcome Monument will speak to an appreciation of aesthetics and be remembered as a key landmark for those entering or exiting our City.
Six regional or regionally relevant artists were selected to create sculpture models. The Keep Evansville Beautiful Board of Directors, in June 2013, selected four finalists. Public input will narrow the process to two, and the Keep Evansville Beautiful and Airport Authority’s Boards of Directors will have the final decision.