Stone Flame Sparks Warm Reception

Photo by Jeffrey D. Nicholls, Post-Tribune.
The Gary Post-Tribune, Gary, IN 10/16/98
BY Jeffrey D. Nicholls
WHITING - Whiting artist Chris Diersen positions his 5-foot-tall flame statue at Whiting Commons Park at Indianapolis Boulevard and Clark Street in Whiting on Thursday. The statue is a flame symbolizing Whiting's refinery fire and is made from limestone from Bedford. Diersen and city workers used a crane to position the statue. It started as a 2,500-pound piece and was reduced to 1,600 pounds upon completion. (I win the award for goofiest face, 1998, with this photo.)
Photo by Jeffrey D. Nicholls, Post-Tribune.
Cleaning the piece with compressed air.

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