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25-ton granite sculpture „Continuum“ by artist Darrell Petit now permanently on show outside the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

„Continuum“ by Darrell Petit on the South patio of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana. Photo: FWMoA

The piece was designed to appear as though it is hovering over the ground

„Continuum“ is the name of a stone sculpture by Darrell Petit now permanently on show outside the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (FWMoA) in Indiana. The 25-ton sculpture is placed on the South patio of the museum, which faces Main Street. The sculpture was created from a block of granite and features rough edges that contrast with a smooth, curving center.

„Its graceful but commanding minimalist form is closely related to the natural world and its many forms“, according to a press release by the museum. Peter Selz, an art historian, has said that Petit’s sculpture „animates the environments of nature and the post minimalist context that contemporary sculpture now inhabits.”

The piece was designed to appear as though it is hovering over the ground. Its installation included concrete footers to support the sculpture, yet be unseen by onlookers.

„Continuum“ joins 6 other FWMoA-owned sculptures on the grounds of the arts campus.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana

Darrell Petit

(10.07.2016, USA: 07.10.2016)