Moby Dick sculpture front and center at Southfield Public Library

Posted at 10:19 AM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 10:19:57-05

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — Moby Dick has a new home at Southfield Public Library.

The 1,100-pound refurbished sculpture was installed Thursday outside of the library on Evergreen Road.

In 2015, the city of Southfield took possession of the 18-piece Northland art collection, which included the Moby Dick sculpture.

Most recently, a new initiative has been launched to restore the fountain that is located on the front lawn of the Southfield Public Library which has not been operable for the past several years. In addition to fundraising for the restoration of the Northland art, funds are also being raised to reconfigure and repair the fountain. Moby Dick will grace the fountain in a smaller, more manageable configuration with completion anticipated this spring. Once finished, the restored and reconfigured library fountain will feature new lighting and landscaping with the sculpture as a centerpiece that sprays water. The goal of this campaign is to raise $178,000.