by Sally Bjork
Bob DeBona set off on his bicycle in search of October’s I Spy. “I had almost given up right about the time I rounded the corner from Glen to Ann,” he writes. “It’s … beautiful.”
The 2006 stainless steel sculpture by Leonardo Nierman, Sarah Schaefer writes, is titled “Flame of Wisdom.” It’s at the “NW corner of the Biomedical Science research building,” writes Gloria Nosse—“a.k.a., ‘the pringle building,’” quips Carol Mousigian.
It’s “one of my favorite local sculptures,” adds Jackie Qiu, “and its name is very fitting!”
“I thought I recognized it,” writes Spencer Thomas who confirmed his “hunch with Google street view.” “I never gave it much thought until now,” writes Frank Winterroth, who sees it on his way to work at the U-M Medical Center. “There is no way I could not know this,” writes Shannon Kohlitz. As an undergrad, “I lived across from it for an entire year,” sometimes dancing around the sculpture by moonlight, and sprinklers.
Our winner, drawn at random from among twenty-two correct entries, is Dave Bicknell. He will enjoy his $25 gift certificate at Downtown Home and Garden.
To enter this month’s contest, use the photo and clue on the Back Page of the November issue to identify the scene, then follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.
[Originally published in November, 2012.]
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