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Installation underway for large fish sculptures in this city rain garden, a project paid for by the now defunct Percent for Art program. [photo] Sculpture Joshua Wiener is working on site. [photo] Also here are Bob Miller and John Kotarski of the city’s public art commission, WEMU reporter Andy Cluley, landscape architect Patrick Judd of Conservation Design Forum, and Jerry Hancock, the city’s stormwater and floodplain programs coordinator. [photo] [photo]

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  1. By TJ
    August 18, 2014 at 4:46 pm | permalink

    Yay fish! I’ve noticed their mounting hardware as I’ve run through there a few times this summer, and wondered when the fish were coming.

  2. By abc
    August 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm | permalink

    Mary, sadly your photos of the fish suspended might be the very best ever taken of this piece. Design people will tell you to beware of the by-products… sometimes they are better than the product itself. I like them floating over the site like they hover in the water.

    I drove by this morning when they were still on the truck (flat fish)… for you they were moving (flying fish)… soon they will be planted (mudfish?)

  3. August 21, 2014 at 12:18 pm | permalink

    I saw this installation this morning. To me the sculptures are out of scale, too large for that area, and very white — let’s hope the elements gray them down over time.

    If the city had purchased the renegade whale from Arborland and installed it there, we would have met all purposes, and probably at a lesser cost. (And I would be happy to go there to play on it too.)