Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Pioneer Court [ Moose - by Joan Kearney]



Moose - by John Kearney
Installed: 2003 ...
Description: Welded Steel Sculpture ... Chrome bumpers ...
8'9" X 4' X 9' ...
Location: Pioneer Court ... south of Chicago Tribune building ..




It is a part of artwork from recycled automobile parts ...
Mr Kearney has been creating art from chrome bumpers since 1970's and has many works of arts on permanent display across Chicago. As a sailor in World War-II .  Mr Kearney learned welding to do underwater repairs of Naval vessels.




Another of John Kearney's creation with automobile parts is the "Tin Man" in the Oz Park, as shown below ...



Tin Man - by  John Kearney
Installed: 1995 / Car bumpers
Location: Oz Park ...



Clydesdale Horse - by John Kearney
1992 / Car bumpers on concrete base.
Location: Bridgeport At Center

3 comments:

anyjazz said...

Thanks for the background story! I did a search on Flickr for John Kearney works and turned this up!

Jake Cesarone said...

You might be interested in more of John Kearney's work at Oz Park (Larrabee and Webster in the Lincoln Park neighborhood). He has done statues of the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Dorothy/Toto, so far. Only the Tin Man is in his inimitable car-bumper style, but all are good.

By the way, I've been following your photo blogs for a long time. Not only is it excellent stuff, but it's nice to know of someone else who loves Chicago as much as I do.

Jyoti said...

Thanks anyjazz for your comment!

Hi Jake,
Thanks for the information. I have updated the post and uploaded the Tin Man image ... and also added a post on the Oz Park ..although the photo of the Cowardly Lion is missing ...

These are not very good images, and till I get a chance to visit the place again, and take some better photos, these remain ...