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"This large circular sculpture, entitled Catalyst, features pieces of dichroic glass held together by bands of stainless steel. The sculpture is supported by a base composed of Indiana limestone.

 

Catalyst was commissioned for Minnetrista by Virginia B. Ball to honor her husband, Edmund F. Ball. It was intended to represent partnership, a century of giving by the Ball family, their stewardship of the land, and Minnetrista as a catalyst in the community.

 

The completed sculpture, created by Indianapolis artist Beverley Stucker Precious, is comprised of 32,000 pounds of limestone, 17,000 pounds of stainless steel and 2,000 pounds of dichroic and plate glass. 4,400 man-hours went into the fabrication of steel for Catalyst, which is 26 feet in diameter.

 

WATCH a high definition documentary about the nearly year-long creation of Catalyst.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGR8PPxUDa0

This video is very well done.

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Taken on February 8, 2010