Themes of transformation and renewal will be at the center of Rockwood Park with the installation of a new public art sculpture on April 27. 

Artist Mike Ross created “Eonothem” out of recycled aluminum, inspired by scrap metal from Gachman Metal and Recycling. The sculpture was commissioned by the city of Fort Worth and Gamtex Industries, which recently celebrated its centennial. 

Estrus Tucker, the chair of the Fort Worth Art Commission, Arnold Gachman, the president of Gamtex Industries, Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker, District 2 Council member Carlos Flores, Rebecca Low, the owner of the Rebecca Low Sculpture Gallery and Ross gave remarks at the dedication.

“Eonothem” is the latest addition to Fort Worth’s mission to adopt public art with open arms, Flores said. 

“Sometimes the public wonders, ‘Why that? Why can’t you spend your money on something else,’” Flores said. “Efforts like this transcend mere expense. There’s something to it that ties the piece to the area and the area to the piece. Anyone who visits Rockwood will, now, be able to have a relationship with that piece of art.”

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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