Project Description

Location:
Ferris-Wright Park
4400 Emerald Pkwy.

Details:
Ferris-Wright Park preserves and showcases ancient earthworks, a farmhouse and natural features of the space that are a significant part of Dublin’s history. The park is open dawn to dusk. Onsite parking is ample. There are onsite restrooms.

GPS Coordinates:
N 40° 06.703’
W 083° 06.431’

Nero3 Riverbox was created in 2011 by Giancarlo Calicchia as part of the Riverbox Tributary project. It was originally installed in The Homestead Park and was relocated to Ferris-Wright Park in September of 2020.

CLUES:
Head west from the parking lot and cross the bridge. Take an immediate left to pass the stones and look for the gathering of five tree trunks. If you’ve passed the silo, you’ve gone too far. At the trees, take the small footpath toward the babbling brook. There you’ll find what you are looking for.

Artist and Credits:
Nero3 Riverbox was created by artist Giancarlo Calicchia of Cleveland. “The soul of the earth is stone,” says Calicchia, who is also a geocacher. “My aesthetic and conceptual approach to art is based on my early childhood in the mountains of Italy. I’ve known nothing more inspiring and more graceful than the earth that we walk on. Urban art must tie into the natural environment that sustains us. I was born on a traditional Italian farm where everything we wore or consumed was grown or made on site. My passion as an artist is a continuation of this tradition …”

Calicchia works in natural materials, primarily stone. His artwork can be found in Italy, Mexico, Haiti, the U.S. and Canada.

Additional media

Get Inspired!

Artist Giancarlo Calicchia was born on a farm in Italy where he spent his childhood exploring the mountains and natural environment. Through his exploration as a young child, Calicchia developed the belief that “the soul of the Earth is stone” and from this he gathers his deeply rooted inspiration in geology.

Granite is Calicchia’s stone of choice when fabricating artwork. An igneous rock, granite is formed from the solidification of molten rock and is often recognized due to its presence in structural or ornamental use. Granite can be found in countertops, floor tiles, sculpture and paving stone, among many other objects. Natural formations of granite can also be found throughout the world.

Learn more:

Geology of Ohio

Geology for kids

U.S. Geological Survey

What is Granite?