Saturday, October 20, 2007

Public Art in Algonquin, IL

It has been an exciting week. Left Monday to go to Algonquin, IL (30 miles west of Chicago) to deliver the two sculptures shown at left.

Near the brick building is Motion - an 18" x 18" x 24" high sculpture - weighing in at about 600 lbs. On the black pedestal is Eihei - a 9" x 15" x 40" tall sculpture - weighing in at about 350 lbs.

Arrived in Algonquin Tuesday evening. Wednesday morning two Algonquin City employees Ben and Justin along with Ben Mason from the Community Development Office helped me to install the sculptures. It was a flawless installation. Beautiful sunny day. All you could ask for for an installation.

The opening reception for the Algonquin Public Art Extravaganza is on October 25th, 2007. Should be an interesting time. This is an award winning production. Ben Mason was to go down Friday and pick up another award on the splendid job that they have done making public art relevant and approachable for the general public.

Now that the install is done it is back to preparing for the December Show. Almost to excited for words. To see more images from the Algonquin visit the link

View of Algonquin Main Street

copyright 2007 Carl Wright

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