According to a city news release, North Georgia artist Michael Dillon has begun the project that was commissioned in January 2012. The Gateway Art Project Committee was formed to plan and implement the process of selecting a piece of public art to be located in the center of the roundabout, according to the release.
The artwork displays Duluth's history as a farming community, and continues its legacy by reaping and harvesting the fruits of our labors through the strength and perseverance in our community today, the release said.
Dillon creates functional and sculptural artworks. He builds hand-forged stair railings, gates, sculpture and furniture for distinguished homes.
AGCO Corp. made a donation for the project.
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