30 ft. wooden art structure set on fire at Sculpture Fields

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)  – A 30 foot sculpture was set on fire at Sculpture Fields Saturday night.

The large wooden sculpture called Aster Origamus was created by artist Andrew Nigh.

The structure was put together, so that when it was set on fire and started to burn the sculpture opened up like a lotus.

The burn comes as Sculpture Fields celebrates its second anniversary with Spring in the Park.

“Sculpture Fields is 33 acres of beautiful green land and and we have 36 sculptures here.  It’s international.  Sculptors from all over the world.  Well, Andrew has a little something different.  We can’t leave his sculpture here.  So, it’s almost like performance art,” Sculpture Fields Executive Director Kathie Fulgham said.

The burn ended a day worth of fun during the the spring in the park event.

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