To those opposed to the new Walnut Creek fountain ‘head’ sculpture on N. Main St., your prayers have been answered. It’s gone. For a couple of weeks that is. It being restored to have a new sealant applied acording to the Walnut Creek director of Arts, recreation and community services, Barry Gordon:
Shortly after the installation of Seyed Alavi’s “Fountain Head”, the gold surface color of the fiberglass sculpture began to fade from contact with the water. When the water flow shut down every night, the color returned. After discussion and research by the artist, fabricator Academy Studios and City staff, it was determined that water was wicking into fibers in the Gelcoat finish causing “blushing,” which clouded the color.