Tool Fire

12'x10'x7'
recycled metal
Nashville, TN
2010

A Monument to the Volunteers who rebuilt Nashville after the 2010 Flood. After the flood, neighbors pitched in to clear wet drywall and carpet from homes. They used any hand tools they could find and left the tools piled up in the streets ready for the next volunteer crew.

"Tool Fire" will be a monument to this act of unity. A fireball sculpture made of hand tools rising above an existing fire pit at the end of the suspension bridge in Shelby Bottoms. A signal fire made with hand tools. The tools are welded together to look like waves within the fire. Occasional campfires illuminate the installation so that it can be seen across the Cumberland River.










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Christopher Fennell
Sculptor
Birmingham, Alabama