Construction is ongoing as of May 1, 2019, for "Under Her Wing was the Universe." The project has met many delays since it was approved by the Enid City Commission several months ago.

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"Under Her Wing" has made Enid artist Romy Owens into a practiced fundraiser, and despite the negativity she encounters as the face of, and the mind behind, an often-scrutinized public work, she feels supported.

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Our city center has an event center, a handful of good eateries and many new businesses, including a brewery, which I thought would always be cool to have but never dreamed would actually be here.

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Whether people like the art work or not, there is no doubt that more people are talking about public art in Enid than they were two years ago." — project artist Romy Owens

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Now, 3 percent of landowners have accepted offers, 17 percent have been made offers and are pending acceptance, 21 percent of property owners have been notified of a pending offer delivery and the remaining 59 percent remain to be notified.

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"The (big thing recently) was just finding out about the steel, the mistake made on the steel fabricators, and that’s a huge disappointment of course. I’m practicing profound patience." — project artist Romy Owens

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"It's disappointing only because I think that it would have been beautiful, but it's not disappointing in that I definitely want for this to be safe, and if the fire marshal has concerns about it then I have to respect that." — Enid artist Romy Owens

If the city of Enid can pay $30,000 of taxpayers’ money to erect a piece of art titled “Under Her Wings was the Universe,” why can’t we have a…

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The project would be constructed on city green space south of the Central National Bank Center south parking lot. The project would stand for 10 years, after which the city can decide whether to take it down or leave it up longer.