Taylor Northwest shop manager Greg Gustafson, left, with employee Bret Dalrymple, below, removes bolts Tuesday while working from a lift on “High Desert Spiral.”
Created by Seattle artist John Fleming, the steel pipe sculpture is being installed on the roundabout at the intersection of Mt. Washington Drive and Simpson Avenue.
Steel used in the project was fabricated by Ponderosa Forge of Sisters. Sixty blades will be installed on the sculpture.
Fleming said that he was inspired by the way lava cools in spirals and the idea of runners and cyclists flowing around a pylon in a race.
The installation is expected to be completed today.
The 39-foot sculpture is the tallest of the Bend Art in Public Places projects.