The sculpture is a symbol for pure health and clean sports. It is sculpted by Sassona Norton, New York, and will be produced in a series for placement on various public sites around the world.
In April 2016 the sculpture Et Purus No 1 was accepted by the Principality of Monaco and H.S.H. Prince Albert II, to be placed in Monaco. In June 2016 the sculpture Et Purus No 2 was contracted by Fabege AB (publ) for Stockholm/Solna.
The purpose of the artistic sculpture is to convey the message of pure health and clean sports to the general public while honoring a legacy. It has furthermore developed into a purpose to unite the public society, the private sector and the world of sports, as well as any individual, in a common fight against doping. By giving everybody an opportunity to share an independent symbol, showing the world that "we step up together for our cause", we hope to establish powerful means when creating changes for the better. It is considered a bottom-up, as well as a top-down, initiative. Any organization or entity is welcome to support the cause. Any individual with a hand and an index finger can join in to support and promote the message of pure health and clean sports.
The sculpture project is managed by the Professor Arne Ljungqvist Anti-Doping Foundation. It is financed by direct donations to, or sponsorship agreements with, the foundation. The foundation is registered in Sweden and its purpose is to follow Professor Arne Ljungqvist’s legacy in promoting scientific research and education on anti-doping matters in society as well as in national and international sports. The foundation own necessary rights to use the sculpture and symbol for its purposes, according to its official statutes.