ADOPTED - FEBRUARY 10, 2004
AGENDA ITEM NO. 12
Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE RESTORATION AND REPLACEMENT OF THE SCULPTURE "THIS EQUALS THAT"
WHEREAS, In the late 70's, a special Arts Commission was charged with implementing a beautification project on the Capitol Plaza; and
WHEREAS, after seeing hundreds of potential projects, the Commission chose a project design by environmental artist Michael Heizer; and
WHEREAS, at a cost of $540,000, Michael Heizer's sculpture "This Equals That" was located on the Capitol Plaza, and was dedicated to the people of Michigan on September 25, 1980; and
WHEREAS, the sculpture has been praised by art critics as a clever geometric concept showing one full circle, two half, four quarters, and eight eighths; and
WHEREAS, the sculpture, which became discolored and in need of maintenance, was disassembled and removed and is being stored; and
WHEREAS, an effort is underway to have it restored in permanent surface material such as cor-ten steel, plate copper, or aluminum alloy, and located on a well-wrought plaza in downtown Lansing across from Oldsmobile Park.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby supports the restoration of the sculpture "This Equals That."
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the restored structure be placed in a suitable location within the City of Lansing.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution and a letter of support will be forwarded to the Governor on behalf of the citizens of Ingham County.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Swope, Thomas, De Leon, Hertel, Severino
Nays: Nevin Absent: None Approved 2/3/04