United We Stand

Public Art Project

Fire Station 8 in Fort Worth , Texas at Rosedale and 12th st.

Designed and Implemented

by: Eric McGehearty

Nationally recognized at the Americans for the Arts 2007 Public Art Year in Review as one of the 40 best public art projects of the year

"Eric McGehearty has created a compelling tribute to the Fort Worth Fire Department in his first public artwork!"

"This is a remarkable piece. Clear, strong, communicative, and a wonderful debut for this young artist."

-Larry Kirkland, curator  

Project includes 12 pairs of larger than life-size old-fashioned fireman boots. The boots are cast in bronze and measure about 30 inches tall. Also, the tower window features graphics visible at night; each of the four tower windows display one word: “Vigilance, Honor, Duty and Courage”

Project Description

Mayor Mike Moncrief and his wife Rosie with artist Eric McGehearty at the ribbon cutting