Jaume Plensa: Portraits

Chicago prides itself on the parks and open spaces it has available for its citizens and visitors, and rightly so.  I was impressed by the use made of these public areas for the display of sculpture.  Walking through the Millennium Park, I came across these interesting faces.

These sculptures attracted less attention that the nearby ‘Cloud Gate’ but ‘Portraits’ by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa were striking and reason enough to spend some time here.  They are here to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the park and will remain in place until the end of the year.  There are actually four heads, three are together in the park with a fourth more prominently displayed near the road.  The heads are all of girls aged between 8 and 15 and they represent different ethnic backgrounds.  They each have a name, given by the artist, but I did not think to record them!  I know the larger whiter head is called ‘Awilda’.


Public art, such as this, is in my hinterland.  What’s in yours?


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