Herbert Dreiseitl's Bronze Sculpture
I Spy: October 2019
by Sally Bjork
From the November, 2019 issue
October's I Spy "features the water sculpture installed in front of the City Hall," writes Ivana Tullett. "German artist Herbert Dreiseitl's bronze sculpture... was planned by Quinn Evans Architects and InSite Design--both of Ann Arbor," writes Barb Tester. "Made of bronze, it has blue glass pearls that light up by a computer program as storm water cascades down the sculpture," adds David Karl. "At a cost of $750,000, it drew quite a bit of controversy." According to Chris Nuttall, that's "three quarters of a million dollars down the rain garden drain ..."
"The artwork was part of the 2011 Percent for Art Program. One percent of the cost of municipal capital projects went to public art," adds Tester. "The program was very controversial and later disbanded." It's "a case study in how you can win a tactical victory that leads to a strategic loss," says Chuck Warpehoski.
We received 23 entries that correctly identified the sculpture at City Hall. Our drawing winner is Lakshmi Narayanan, who writes, "I'm on the side that supports art--especially by local artists--in public places." She will enjoy her $25 gift certificate at Found.
To enter this month's contest, use the clue and photo above and send your guess to the address at the bottom of the Back Page.
[Originally published in November, 2019.]
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