"Splash" by Jerry Peart, Chicago, Illinois. c. 1986

Splash is the most vibrant of the many cultural landmarks populating Schaumburg’s Town Square. The monumental polychromed steel sculpture by Jerry Peart dances just off of Roselle Road in front of The Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg.

 

 
  "Athys III" by Charles de Montaigu, Laconnex, Switzerland. 1997

Evoking images of a lightning bolt that hit the earth and remained embedded in the ground, the 15-foot high "Athys III" was sculpted from cedar. The sculpture is strongly poetic, geometric, minimal and representative of today's contemporary art in Switzerland.

 

 
  "Chairs" by Argyro Konstantinidou, Athens, Greece.

The work is constructed of steel with silver and aluminum plaques. The artist demonstrates that ancient civilizations exercise a peculiar attraction to modern humanity.

 

 
  "What Now" by Egil Bauck Larssen, Trontheim, Norway. 1998

The 6,000 lbs... sculpture rises dynamically in a circle with a cube at the top. It is composed of 400 steel balls - 7balls in a row - with the circle constructed of 150 rows.

 

 
  "Snails" by Apostolos Fanakidis, Athens, Greece. 1998

Anthropomorphic in form the work is developed in fiberglass and is intended to be exhibited in a natural environment

 

 
  "Touching Heaven" by Oded Halahmy, Israel. 1990

The spiritual work that has a deep presence originating in ancient Judaic culture and iconography, but in an artistic language that is contemporary. Oded Halahmy, originally born Baghdad, is one of Israel's foremost artists, has fashioned this work in bronze and it measures 87 inches high, 17 inches wide, and 57 inches in diameter. The work is lyrical and poetic. The artist is also known and revered for his liturgical works in precious metals.

 

 
  "Thought-Rise in Vacuum" by Hans-Christian Berg, Finland. 2001

The sculpture is composed of stainless steel and a metallic sphere, welded together in a cloud-like pattern with the perspective view of the larger numbers on the outside and the smaller numbers on the inside. The work welds art and science together from the technologically advanced Finland.

 

 
  "Skulaskeid" by Pall Gudmundsson, Iceland. 2000

The eight-ton gigantic 6-foot head resembles an ancient face from Norse mythology. Quarried at the artist's studio at Husafell valley en Western Iceland, the name of the sculpture cones from an old legend of an outlaw, Skuli, who escaped his enemies riding the good horse "Sorli" over the rough trail of Kaldidalur, from Pingvellir to Husafell, where the horse died from exhaustion. The Icelandic poet, Grimur Thomsen (1820-1896) wrote about this epic tale from Viking times.

 

 
  "Heroic Encounters" by Benbow Bullock, California. 2000

The work soars 24 feet into the air. This narrow work resembles a totem or spindle, but bends and tucks in a geometric form of contemporary grace and grandeur. The sculpture sits against the Park's natural forest backdrop with forceful elegance.

 

 

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