A large sculpture from Kamloops Art Gallery's permanent collection is quietly moving into its new home this week.
Edmonton sculptor Peter Hide donated the piece, entitled After Rome, and it will be lifted by crane onto the northeast corner of Victoria Street and Second Avenue during the early hours of Wednesday to avoid commuter and pedestrian traffic.
The large sculpture is made of mild and cast steel and was welded, sandblasted, rusted and varnished to create an abstract work based loosely on the human figure.
Hide's piece is the latest instalment in the outdoor public art program — a joint venture between Kamloops Art Gallery and the City of Kamloops.
This particular piece is being installed with support from Jim Thompson of Plainsman Construction.
The sculpture will likely remain covered until an official unveiling ceremony, the details of which are still being worked out.