Symbol paint job restoring Rockford sculpture - – Rockford’s News Leader

Symbol paint job restoring Rockford sculpture


A prominent piece of Rockford art is getting a new look to bring back an old vision.

Symbol is getting a paint job. The artwork in Sinnissippi Park, created by Alexander Liberman in 1978, is going back to it's original color called "Liberman Red". It's a bright, vibrant red color that will be noticeably different from Symbol's current orange hue.

Crews from Combined Painting and Taping of South Beloit started work Tuesday morning with sanding and priming. Painting begins Thursday.

Symbol hasn't had a pain job since 2002, and workers say it's long overdue.

"It's in dire need of a paint job. Any longer it'll probably start to rust pretty bad if we didn't get it done now," said Mike Bartlett.

As long as weather cooperates, the painting of symbol should finish by Friday.

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