Fourth of Firth of Forth
Steel and cast concrete
18′ x 8’2″ x 13’6″ / 13,000 lbs.
Location: White River State Park, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Fourth of Firth of Forth – The name is derived from the Forth Bridge across the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland. it is constructed to suggest the double-cantilevered bridge characterized by its massive size and peculiarity of line. The sculpture weighs approximately 13,000 pounds with metal supports almost fourteen feet in height. The suspended curved concrete element seems to be drawn and twisted in tension between the supporting structures, making an oblique reference to a self-reflexive crossing between opposite parts. The title involves a series of word plays. ‘Fourth’ refers to one-fourth of the bridge from which the major forms are generated. A ‘Firth’ is a Scottish term meaning a narrow inlet of the sea. The sculpture alludes to a crossing as in the crossing of water.
In year 2000, Hehemann made “2nd 4th,” to complements the “Fourth of Firth of Forth.”
2000 / Steel and cast concrete
20′ x 8’2″ x 13’6″ / 11,000 lbs.
Location: High Lake Sculpture Garden, West Chicago, Illinois.