Dessa Kirk sculptures

originally posted on Metroblogging Chicago

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.