Steven Parker’s “Tubascope” sculpture has been selected by the Ketchum Arts Commission as a permanent Fourth Street installation, the city of Ketchum announced, and Parker will be paid $29,000 for his work.

A booklet of listening games will accompany the sculpture to “guide Ketchum residents and visitors to listen and appreciate notable aspects of Ketchum’s rich soundscape,” Parker wrote in his proposal.

The sculpture is based on the now-obsolete acoustic locators of the 1930s—used to spot German zeppelin airships—and will be constructed from repurposed brass, copper and steel.

“The sculpture could potentially draw classes from the Hemingway STEAM School,” a city staff report noted.

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