New artwork installed in downtown Rochester

(ABC 6 News) – Rochester leaders introduced a new art installation in Peace Plaza Monday.

It’s called ‘Wakefield’ and is part of the Heart of the City Phase 1 Project.

Community members had the chance to meet the local artist, Eric Anderson, and learn more about the project’s history and evolution. Anderson saying the display represents the first and last breaths happening at Mayo Clinic.

"I’m kind of at a loss for words sometimes… it just feels really nice and peaceful to walk away and say that now it’s the community’s," said Anderson.

Patrick Seeb, the Executive Director for Destination Medical Center said, "It’s part of a larger pattern of new investments happening with Discovery Walk and the Riverfront… we’re really doubling down on our investment in downtown Rochester."

The City of Rochester and Destination Medical Center plan on adding more works of art by local artists to Discovery Walk.