5099 Bigger Rd
The Interior Animal
Indiana Limestone and Steel
Location: Polen Farm
The sixth stone placed in Kettering was Italian artist Erika Inger’s work entitled “The Interior Animal.” The rough-cut block of stone is untouched from the quarry except for the graduating metal discs forming a backbone shape over the stone. The variation of sizes of the metal discs will form a musical tone if fanned by hand. The location of this stone is at Polen Farm off Bigger Road. The sculpture can be seen from the parking lot, house or barn, creating the greatest access in that park area. The site selected was a perfect location for the sculpture and its resemblance to farm cultivation equipment.
Erika Inger was born in Tscherms and currently lives and works in Vienna and Lana, South Tyrol, Italy. She has studied art at the Academy of Bildenden Kunste Ravenna in Stuttgart, Austria. Her studies have included work in Africa, India and Italy.
Erika has participated in international artists symposia since 1987 in Austria and Italy. Among her public artwork, Erika Inger has permanent work in Italy, Austria and South Korea.