Public Art

Punctuation Spire Sculpture
Punctuation Spire by William Crutchfield

Punctuation Spire

BY WILLIAM CRUTCHFIELD

Punctuation Spire was created by William Crutchfield in 1981. The sculpture stands 28 feet high, 4 feet wide and 6 feet deep weighing 3,000 pounds. The materials used to create the sculpture include steel and aluminum, eight-ply birch plywood and Honduras mahogany. The piece was originally commissioned by A. Alfred Taubman for the Beverly Center, an eight-story shopping mall at the edge of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood in Los Angeles and was later gifted to Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI. The sculpture now stands in the Wunsch-Hojnacki Atrium of the IUPUI Campus Center, where it was installed in the summer of 2010.