I visited Chicago this summer, a city I have never visited before and I was so impressed by what it had to offer. Best of all were the public art works on show throughout the city. The parks and open spaces are obviously very important, just as they are in London, and this lends itself to the display of the sculpture. Chicago is rightly proud of what it has put on show.
This sculpture by J Seward Johnson was my favourite. It is called ‘Crack the Whip’ and is based on the childhood game. It is displayed in the park land near Navy Pier.
The joy of childhood is expressed here, and the sense of timelessness comes across; children’s games such as this cross the ages. Public art such as this is in my hinterland. What’s in yours?