Work on Watertown’s public art piece continues in Los Angeles

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WATERTOWN — David O. Grieco has started working 3,000 miles away on the sculpture that will eventually be prominently displayed in Public Square next summer.

Mr. Grieco, a Watertown native who lives in Los Angeles, was selected to create the city’s downtown public art project.

On Thursday, Michael A. Lumbis, the city’s planning and community development director, gave an update on Mr. Grieco’s sculpture to Advantage Watertown, a group of community and business leaders who meet monthly to talk about city issues.

The $155,000 project is part of the city’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative program.

Recently, Mr. Lumbis saw a video of the stainless steel sculpture in an Instagram post by the artist that shows Mr. Grieco’s progress on the piece.

“He’s moving along,” Mr. Lumbis said.

The artist has put together a clay model of what the sculpture will look like, finalizing the details and measurements for the finished piece. When completed, the sculpture will be shipped off to Watertown, where local contractors will install it.

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