Thursday, June 17, 2010
DePaul University Campus [Pavane to Chicago - by Abbott Pattison]
Pavane to Chicago..
By Abbott Pattison..
Location: DePaul University Campus, Lincoln Park..
Near the Concert Hall..
800 W. Belden Avenue,
The marker reads..
Put into a hopper - one large portion of the sun rising majestically every morning for a millennium, add the beauty and life-giving quality of Lake Michigan, with it's turbulent and limped moods; and to that add a river that caused the first settlement here in the place, then add five-million human and five-million birds and animals in the Greater Chicago Area; then add a fierce energy and activities of all these living creatures and add to that the sound of the city, in the middle of the night when even then one can hear the throbbing pulse of the place. Well now, mix this all up one beholds Chicago, and the sculpture of this couldn't be just a person, nor an animal, nor a lake, nor the sun, but some creation contains all these things. And this sculpture contains for the artist, a suggestion of the sun in the upper southern potion and of the water movement throughout, and the surge of life everywhere.
It's companion sculpture is Chicago Totem, click here.. Both of these were installed at 400 E Randolph Street, and then "Pavane to Chicago", was gifted to the DePaul University.