Artist: Tony Ball
Metalwork + Fabrication = Torkworks
Tony Ball of Torkworks is from Columbus, Ohio, and attended CCAD. From there, Ball started a company and began making things that were fun and artistic. Ball says Easton came to him with an idea, or concept for the area. “The inspiration for the piece was basically looking at their [Easton’s] idea board and we kind of took the elements we saw around there and their inspiration board and said ‘ok we can make it this way,’” said Ball. “It you look, the line work is just drawing your eyes up and the angles of the buildings really bring it together in a way that the piece ties back to the buildings.” The Urban Hearth is a source of warmth and comfort for guests visiting Easton’s new district, and is located between Forbidden Root and Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce.