Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge Photo

Norman Courtney, 2002, plexiglass, fiberglass, sculpting foam, silver-leaf and blown plastic
Activity and Recreation Center (ARC), corner of Clinkscales Road and Ash Street

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This 12-foot tall, 15-foot wide, 1,200-pound figure, shown entering the water with ripples emanating outward, is suspended in the atrium of the ARC, just beyond the main entry doors. The splash element of the sculpture, made of blown plastic, is visible from the second level exercise track. The artist was commissioned to create the site-specific work as part of the city’s Percent for Art program.