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Interview: FWMoA's Charles Shepard on the Future of a Damaged Icon

In June, a late-night collision knocked over a seemingly unshakeable Fort Wayne icon.

The final cost of the damage to the sculpture isn't yet known, but Fort Wayne Museum of Art officials expect the piece to be fully restored, perhaps by the artist himself.

The eight-ton tangle of orange steel, located near the FWMoA, is called "Helmholtz," and it cuts an imposing figure. It's been there since the mid-1980s, but the abstract work may be mystifying to the casual viewer.

WBOI's Julia Meek recently sat down with FWMoA Director Charles Shepard to find out more about the sculpture, the artist and what's next in the restoration process.