Suzie's Shoe Prints

Suzie’s Shoe Prints

During the feasibility analysis and site selection for the Ragel Family Greer Community Center, from the window of a private plane, scars from former horsback riding days were numerous and obvious. My proposed  forms and space planning for the project included design gestures to recall these horse paths and acknowledge this prior Greer history.

As a form of affordable public art, I  specified horse shoes to be imprinted into the exposed concrete flooring of the center. Via a collaborative effort to resolve how to install the shoe prints,  we decided to have Jimmy(our contractor) ride his horse(Suzie) across the curing concrete (affordable,efficient, and successful). 

Note: in the back ground of this image is respected(and at the time local Greer resident) Sculptor James Muir


topic: public art, building design