Glass brick, stone, concrete, LED lights and metal
13’1.75″ x 11’5.6″ x 2’1.5″
Location: Wicker Park Bucktown
Fabricator: Vector Fabricatin, Douglas & Co. Masonry & RBG Lights
The Worker Cottage Parklet is a tribute to the workers of the past, present, and future who make their homes in Bucktown and Wicker Park. Between 1870 and 1910 thousands of “worker cottages” were built to house the Scandinavian, German, southern and eastern European immigrants who arrived for jobs in the stockyards and to rebuild the city after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. These cottages were the first affordable homes available to working class citizens with modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing, kitchen away from dining area, and separate bedrooms for children. – Lynn Basa.
“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.