A biker rides in front of four black metal sculptures on a concrete step.

722 East Pershing Road
Chicago, IL 60653

Artist: Bernard Williams
Medium: Painted Steel
Year Created: 2018
Installed: 2018
Features: Outdoor, Temporary, Sculpture



Artist Statement: A large sculpture work featuring symbols from various cultures. The work symbolically recognizes people around the globe and the individual spirit of the first African-American women to fly an airplane, Bessie Coleman. Coleman left Chicago for France in the 1920's to learn aviation. Her life and international spirit is a focal point and inspiration for art and culture. .

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722 East Pershing Road
Chicago, IL 60653
United States