‘Iconic’ Sculpture Removed From City Park
Park seeking donations to recreate work of art
For the City Times
The Stevens Point Sculpture Park Committee today announced one of its original pieces was being removed from the park due to safety concerns.
‘A Sand County Bench’ was installed in the park during a juried call in 2010, and was one of five original works in the park.
The piece was created by Jacob Brault of Fond du Lac, and, according to a press release from the park committee, “became an iconic spot within the park, and was one of the most photographed pieces”.
The bench’s classic design was a nod to American environmentalist, Aldo Leopold, which resonated well with the parks mission to blend the outdoor and art, the release reads in part.
The piece was removed due to “the structure deteriorating in the natural elements,” the release reads, and became a safety hazard for patrons.
The Stevens Point Sculpture Park has earmarked funds to bring Brault back to reconstruct the bench, and is looking for timbers to be used for the piece. Anyone with timbers that might be suitable should contact Stuart Morris at (715) 347-8931.
The Stevens Point Sculpture Park is a 20-acre site featuring woodlands, wetlands, ponds and prairie-land located on North Second St. along the Green Circle, next to Zenoff Park.
The park is open to the public. For more information visit StevensPointSculpturePark.org.