Thursday, February 03, 2005
"Tundra," View 2
From here, it felt like the iron could flatten me at any moment, but I didn’t care so much because I was having fun enjoying its sharkness.
The piece, by Pat McDonald, was a winner in the 3rd annual Lincoln Park Sculpture Competition. Launched by my alderman Vi Daley and the Lincoln Park Community Art Initiative, the competition selects ten artists every year to display their work in our neighborhood.
Even if the sculptures aren’t always successful, they beat back the monotony, surprise the eye, and engage us in new ways as we mush along sidewalks or brake through traffic. Plus, just when we might be getting tired of them, ten new ones show up. Our next round of public art is expected in May.