Dessa Kirk sculptures

Daphne Garden

Sunday, out for the Y-Me Walk (that’s those 30,000 people in the background of this photo) we came across a sculpture in the median at corner of Congress and Michigan and then a group of three similar sculptures in Grant Park near Roosevelt and Michigan. “Why, these look brand new,” I thought.

As usual, I was wrong.

Thanks to the helpful folks at the Chicago Public Art Program, I have learned that they’re all by Dessa Kirk and that Daphne Garden will eventually make way for a large sculptural installation by a Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. (Magdalene will be on Michigan until the winter.) It’s all part of the Art in the Garden project.

2 Comments so far

  1. EJ (unregistered) on May 11th, 2005 @ 1:20 pm

    Thanks for a great post. Those are beautiful sculptures. I’ll have to keep my eyes out for more art popping up in the parks.

  2. Drdick (unregistered) on May 11th, 2005 @ 9:02 pm

    We live in a great city – most of the time and that pic proves it!

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