Artist: Harold Fooshee Clayton
Walnut Hill/Denton StationLocation: North of Walnut Hill Lane on the east side of Denton Drive
This station tells the story of how agrarian society evolved and merged with an industrialized society. The area around the station is largely industrial and historically had been a farming community. Thus this art project is dedicated to the hard-working men and women of the past - farmers, carpenters, mechanics, machinists and the like.
As a nod to these hard laborers, the station columns use Oklahoma fieldstone and rough Oklahoma limestone. Station artist Harold Fooshee Clayton created beautiful limestone sculptures, again using the agrarian and industrial motif, to act as art pieces within the columns.
The windscreens visually tell the story of man and machine. The station fencing is painted green and uses angled metal to create the appearance of crop rows. The fencing also contains cutouts representative of agricultural and industrial life. The paving pattern is circular with bands of different colored pavers, including tan, green, red and brown. Like the fencing, this pattern also is intended to create the feeling of crop rows.
Clayton's vision for this station asks the laborers of today - be they accountants, lawyers, sales people or the like - to celebrate the contributions of the "working man."