Public Sculpture in Grand Rapids

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Be Still and Know IV

Artist: John Merigian
Medium: Welded corten
Dimensions: 32 feet tall
Location: Grand Valley State University Campus (north of Eberhard Center GVSU 301 W Fulton St Grand Rapids, MI). Work stands north of walkway approaching the Blue Bridge.
Notes: Artist's statement: "'Be Still and Know IV' is a sculpture that invites viewers to pause and reflect. We are all so busy, moving at incredible physical and emotional speeds - often without time to think. We are bombarded with news, much of it disturbing, and it leaves us anxious and worried. 'Be Still and Know' presents us with a different message - one of peace and hope. In the beautiful setting of a small urban park, just up a gentle valley from the Grand River it stands. Towering above us, it encourages us to quiet ourselves down, to look up, to take some time to consider. We are not alone in our challenges - ever."

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