large metal tower sculpture

Dee Briggs


Margie and Pete, 2021

weathering steel

Dee Briggs is a Wilkinsburg-based sculptor with a national reputation. Yet this is her first commission to create a large-scale public sculpture for our region. Contributing to this collection holds special significance to Briggs. As a young artist, she was mentored by two brothers who oversaw the fabrication of works for several of the artists whose pieces were installed at Hartwood Acres Park in the 1980s. She has developed a deep appreciation for Hartwood Acres Park ever since. “And what I appreciate most about [Hartwood Acres Park] is the weaving of architecture, landscape and sculpture – my three favorite things balancing each other.”