The sculpture was hit by a drunk driver on June 16, 2013. It was severely twisted when it was hit. The art museum contacted the artist and he agreed to repair the sculpture. Artist Mark di Suvero worked on repairs for over a year and the sculpture returned to Fort Wayne on September 11, 2014. When it returned to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art a flaw was discovered. The sphere in the middle of the sculpture used to be silver, but now it was the same orange color as the beams. The staff called the artist once again. The contractors he had hired to paint the sculpture accidentally painted every part of it, when the sphere was supposed to stay silver. Mark contacted his lead installer Sean Paul Lorentz and asked him to come to Fort Wayne to fix the sphere. Sean worked over the weekend to scrap the orange paint off the sphere.
Friday September 26th 2014
Fort Wayne Museum of Art Sculpture Walking Tour
With Helmholtz back in its rightful spot in Freimann Square, it’s time to take in the outdoor sculpture collection on the FWMoA/Arts Campus grounds. Join Director and Chief Curator Charles Shepard for the inside scoop on this collection, and learn specifically what public sculpture contributes to our shared surroundings. The tour is free, but regular admission fees apply if participants wish to visit the Museum’s exhibits indoors. Plan to be on your feet for 90 minutes.