"Arch Tworain" by Robert Ellison

Construction of the new Sutter Medical Center next to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts north of Santa Rosa is prompting the relocation of a monumental sculpture at the center’s entrance.

Sonoma Mountain sculptor Robert Ellison’s 1981 welded steel sculpture, “Arch Tworain,” which stands 28 feet tall, will be moved by crane next Thursday, June 23, to another part of the center’s grounds.

Visitors to the center have been greeted by Ellison’s sculpture near the main entrance of the complex since 2005.

Ellison, 64, is known nationwide for his huge and often whimsical creations. His work can be seen all over Sonoma County, including “Renaissance,” the giant scissors at Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square, and his abstract shape crafted of steel at the Sonoma County Administration Center.

His other works installed at Wells Fargo Center include “Donut Diorama” and “Feather.”

For more about Ellison’s sculptures at the center, visit http://wellsfargocenterarts.org/artwork/rellison.html

The new hospital is scheduled to open in October 2014 on a 25-acre site next to the arts center.