Oklahoma City public art ordinances govern the approval process for art projects like these, as do organizations in specific districts, Kienzle said. As plans move forward, they also will be subject to approval from the Bricktown Urban Design District.
The roughly 9½-foot-tall sculpture already has been cast in bronze and is expected to be delivered from the foundry next week, Nortz said. The bronze depicts Gill standing with his hands resting on his electric guitar.
Nortz worked closely with Gill's mother, Jerene Gill, who still lives in Oklahoma City, to refine the likeness.
Nortz's sculpture of Gill will be his first to appear in Bricktown.
CONTRIBUTING: MATTHEW PRICE, FEATURES EDITOR