In 2004 research into the condition of the artwork was instigated as several problems were apparent: the rotation of the upper part had partly failed, the floating position appeared incorrect and the surface of the sculpture was covered with numerous paint layers. This paper deals with the investigation into the condition of the sculpture and research into practicalities of dealing with a heavy and large floating object. The interview with the artist is discussed as well as the conclusions for treatment and maintenance. The key element is the focus on the artwork as a whole, implying that the motion in combination with water and the outdoor environment are of equal importance as the material elements, the paint layer and the volume of the sculpture itself.
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