New Bloom Sculpture Unveiled At Parkview Field (VIDEO)

By Emily Dwire - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

April 26, 2014 Updated Apr 26, 2014 at 11:52 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – A project that's been in the works for seven years finally comes into full bloom at Parkview Field.

Dozens of people joined city officials and local artists to unveil the "New Bloom" sculpture at Harrison Square inside Parkview Field on Saturday.

The flower sculpture stands 25 ft. high. It’s made of stainless steel and at night it will be lit up in an array of different colors.

The artist who designed it says the iris symbolizes health, beauty, and Fort Wayne’s commitment to the arts.

“Not only is it a flower, but it's a specific flower, it's an iris, and I chose the iris because it's a beautiful form structurally, but in addition to that the other meaning of iris has to do with vision, and a city that erects monuments to culture and supports the arts is a city with vision,” said artist and designer Dianna Thornhill-Miller.

Another cool feature? The lights around the sculpture will change throughout the seasons and can be programmed for special events like Fourth of July.

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