Motu Viget was commissioned by the U.S. General Services Administration for the Gerald R. Ford Federal Building way back in 1977. It was created by internationally reknowned sculptor Mark di Suvero, who is known for his large scale public art works that are designed to interact with the wind, their sorroundings, and the audience. Feel free to take a spin on the sculptures tire swing!
- "Motu Viget" is Grand Rapids' official city motto, and is latin for "Strength in Activity"
- The final sculpture before you is actually quite different from the one proposed, and was nearly rejected as a result. A petition of more than 600 signatures and 400 letters from Grand Rapidians caused the General Services Adminstration to reconsider.
- This sculpture is 35' high