Artist: Jesse Salisbury, Maine
Landscaped corner, south of glass-fronted entry to New Balance Field House, Long Road
The Wheel is the work of Jesse Salisbury, based in Down East Maine and well known nationally and internationally as the founder of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium. Over a number of years, the symposium has resulted in a public collection of 34 sculptures in eastern Maine. The Wheel is one of two outdoor sculptures funded by the Percent for Art Program and installed following the extensive renovation of the Field House, 2013-14. Seen as companion pieces, the two sculptures represent movement — a fitting subject for a sports facility. The Wheel is one of several large-scale sculptures on campus, three of which came from the 2012 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium held at UMaine.