Peter and Sue Richards’ monumental sculpture Sky Sweeps was completed in 2004. The work is comprised of three painted mild steel components measuring 85 feet tall each. The artwork is located on City of Aberdeen property, next to the highway 101 bridge and the Chehalis River. It was commissioned by the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) in 2002 with funding from the Department of Corrections statewide pooled funds. The work is part of the State Art Collection, a collection of publicly sited artworks located throughout Washington.
January 18, 2015 the center sweep fell during high winds. For report from Washington State Arts Commission on damage and investigation go to aberdeenwa.gov/sky-sweeps-repairs/