Roswell to hang sculpture from Ga. 400 river bridge

Photo illustration depicts “Sky Maintenance” as it will appear suspended from the Ga. 400 bridge over the Chattahoochee River in Roswell. ROSWELL ARTS FUND

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Photo illustration depicts “Sky Maintenance” as it will appear suspended from the Ga. 400 bridge over the Chattahoochee River in Roswell. ROSWELL ARTS FUND

A sculpture from Russia will soon hang from the Ga. 400 bridge over the Chattahoochee River.

“Sky Maintenance,” a gift of public art to Roswell from artist Dima Alekseyev, is to be suspended from the expressway bridge. The installation is to start at 8 a.m. Saturday and is expected to take all day.

Fabricated in Moscow and shipped to the U.S., the sculpture is one of 13 pieces featured in this year’s ArtAround Roswell sculpture tour of the Roswell Arts Fund. It comes to the area by way of the artist’s son, Feodor Alekseyev, who lives in Roswell.

Dima Alekseyev has been assembling the work of thin wire mesh and elastic glue in the Old Machine Shop at Roswell Mill. It will be suspended four to five meters (13 to 16 feet) above the Chattahoochee and will remain there for two years.

The work will be visible to walkers in Don White Park, drivers on Riverside Road and kayakers on the river. Alekseyev also is the creator of “Games: Ancient Olympia to Atlanta to Rio,” commissioned last year by the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta.