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Discovery Ball, Kusser Granitwerke

DiscoveryBallKusser Granitwerke
Discovery Ball, 2007
Granite, water

Location: IUPUC campus, 4601 Central Avenue




Interactive piece that allows guests to move a granite sphere. Discovery is a Kugel (German for ball) that combines sculpture with a water feature. The ball is 3’ in diameter and is carved from New Belfast black granite. The ball weighs over 2000 lbs and is kept spinning by 12 psi of water pressure. The entire sculpture weighs nearly 12,000 pounds. The ball is situated on a stack of books, each book is made from a different kind of granite and reflects its site, a place of higher education.