A giant trumpet player, sculpted in concrete, towers over the intersection of Buckeye Road and East 118th Street, blasting his horn while an imaginary breeze blows his tie in the wind.
Created by Pittsburgh artist James Simon, the "Buckeye Trumpet Man" is the centerpiece of the new Art and Soul of Buckeye Community Park. It's also one of the latest additions to a growing collection of outdoor art that's turning Cleveland into a vast, alfresco art gallery.
Outdoor art in Cleveland traces the history of modern sculpture. It also reveals how public art in America has swung over the past century from populist expressions of civic virtue to idiosyncratic visions of individual artists and back to boosterism and pride.