“Spectral Liberation” by Christiane Martens was fabricated by Vector and installed at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden in 1984 as a gift from David Belin. Belin commissioned the sculpture in memory of his wife Connie Belin, whose remarkably sunny disposition and rainbow “signature” were commemorated by the piece. In time, the sculpture had become a hallmark for the Botanical Garden and the surrounding city. When it was damaged in 2017 The Conservation Center hired Vector to re-make the damaged parts and refurbish the surface of the remaining components.
Location: Garden of Phoenix, Jackson Park. 5800 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.
“Sky Landing” by Yoko Ono, will be the first permanent work of art by Yoko Ono in the Americas. It will be installed in the Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park. Sky Landing will become a place of congregation and contemplation and will be installed in harmony within the existing surrounding gardens and habitats of Jackson Park.
A excerpt from his website.. Karl Geckler is an architect and sculptor based in Chicago, IL. He has worked for the architectural firms SOM, Taller de Arquitectura, and GREC Architects. He studied stone sculpture in Pietrasanta, Italy and tool & die / metal working in Chicago. He has taught stone carving at Gallery 37 in Chicago and at the Marble Carving Studio in Pietrasanta, Italy. He has pieces in private collections in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Barcelona.