The Herald Bulletin

March 14, 2012

Walking Man statues visit former GM plant

By Melanie D. Hayes
The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON, Ind. — A former General Motors plant that once was bustling will see giant men frozen in place around its grounds today.

As part of ongoing work on the Walking Man project, artist and executive director Levi Rinker will be placing a group of 250-pound, 10-foot-tall steel figures for a short time on the grounds of former General Motors Guide Lamp Plant 9, 1305 W. 29th St. Anderson.

Today, from noon to 2 p.m. there will be anywhere from 15 to 30 sculptures, all painted white, scattered around the grounds of the plant. People are welcome to stop by to see the artistic display and take photographs.

After this event, the statues will be painted with different designs and this summer will be placed all over the city, outside businesses, schools and other facilities.  

“For the photo shoot they will be positioned walking around the former industrialized zone, moving forward into the city as an iconic symbol of mankind’s progressive ideal,” Rinker said.

Contact Melanie Hayes: 648-4250 or melanie.hayes@heraldbulletin.com.