in the Public Realm
Invisible Royalty

David Phelps
  • Installed, 2012
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"My goal for this tribute to writer and library namesake Ralph Ellison is to be visually exciting, emotionally engaging, and historically educational.

The sculpture represents a young likeness of Ralph Ellison emerging lifelike from the first page of his novel Invisible Man. The page is emerging from a Royal model typewriter that Ellison wrote with. I chose a young Ellison because it was in his youth that he had the strongest connection to Oklahoma City.

The page with Ellison’s likeness...
from the Artist's Website
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Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
United States

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