GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Authorities removed a plug providing power to a Michigan man who has been living in a large wooden sphere as part of an art project.
Loren Naji of Cleveland, Ohio, planned to live in the 8-foot spherical "micro home" on the streets of Michigan until Oct. 8 as part of an artistic statement.
The sphere is equipped with WiFi, electricity and a front-row view of downtown Grand Rapids.
"It's called Emoh, which is home spelled backwards," Naji told Fox 17. "It's about our backwards system of vacant houses and homeless people."
On Sept. 19 Naji returned to the wooden structure to find authorities had removed the power chord which had been plugged into a city streetlight across the sidewalk.
"My immediate reaction is surprise," he told Michigan Live after a reporter pointed out the chord had been unplugged. "I didn't even realize it until now."
Grand Rapids Fire Inspector Don Gerkey said he unplugged the chord because it posed an obvious hazard with increased foot traffic expected for the upcoming ArtPrize festival.
Gerkey added he tried to find a plug closer to the sphere, but could not find one and instead took one of Naji's cards.
"I guess I'll call him," Gerkey said.