Wilmette Towers

For The City of Wilmette

Wilmette Junior High School, Wilmette, IL

Corten steel, sculpted jade glass, neon light

8' x 3' x 3'

2005

In 2004 and 2005, I collaborated with Wilmette Middle School to design and plan the Wilmette Tower, Wilmette Tower II and Stratified Elements sculptures. Each sculpture has 40 layers of 1/2 inch plate steel and hand-sculpted jade glass with neon lighting. In addition to a student-involved planning and design process, I taught a sculpture workshop with Wilmette art students. The workshop culminated in a bronze pour, where we cast the students' artwork on-site with a portable foundry.