Public Sculpture in Grand Rapids

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Motu Viget

Artist: Mark di Suvero
Medium: Steel, cable, and tire
Dimensions: 33 feet tall; tire 7 feet in diameter
Location: 250 Monroe Avenue, on the lawn north of City Hall

Motu Viget is a giant tire swing whose name is derived from the City of Grand Rapids’ motto which means “strength through activity.” It was dedicated in June, 1977, during the annual Festival of the Arts.

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