Black Wedding Cake sculpture

6205 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660

Location Notes:

In garden between Cultural Center and cafe

Installation Duration: November 2017 - November 2018
Artist: Austin Collins
Medium: Steel
Year Created: 2016
Features: Temporary, Sculpture



Artist's Statement: I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to exhibit my work in the city of Chicago.  The work I am exhibiting is entitled the “Wedding Cake Series.” This is the second time I have exhibited pieces from this body of work.  This work is somewhat monumental.  I have taken an icon of our culture, the wedding cake, abstracted it to some extent and exaggerated it.  I believe I have been influenced greatly by such artists as Claes Oldenburg, Robert Arneson, Antony Gormley and Thomas Schutte. It is my hope that the work will create an opportunity for the viewer to reflect on the institution of marriage.  The work is not envisioned to have an agenda on marriage.

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Black Wedding Cake | Artwork

6205 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
United States