Baransu (Balance) Fountain

Created by Japanese American sculptor Toru Oba, the sculpture “Balance” allows water to flow from the top of four rocks artistically balanced on a stone base. When Grissom Hall was “reimagined” in 2015, IE alumnus and donor Juan Ernesto de Bedout contributed the piazza in honor of his mother, Berta Molina de Bedout (1924-2012), and included a water feature because she loved the sound of water. On August 8 & 9, Physical Facilities employees installed the finished sculpture in the southeast corner of de Bedout Piazza.

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