Do you like art and walking in parks? Then the outdoor exhibition that we are going to show you today will certainly please you.
On the 687 hectares of the Morton Arboretum, on the outskirts of the American city of Chicago , stand five large figures imagined by the artist Daniel Popper, based in Cape Town in South Africa. Constructed primarily of wood, with reinforced concrete, fiberglass and steel elements, the towering sculptures stand out against the verdant landscape and pay homage to nature’s endurance and diversity, particularly the 220,000 species that grow on the site.
The figures represent women, four of which are presented through the photos below. Statues vary in pose, material, and overall aesthetic. There is notably “Hallow”, which is located at the entrance to the public garden. It is a poetic sculpture that evokes the fern-covered installation the artist unveiled late last year in Fort Lauderdale. But also “Sentient”, which she surrounds a central bust with a surreal assembly of facial features represented on inclined pieces of wood. Each work is built on a monumental scale, measuring up to more than 7 meters high and weighing several tons.
“Human+Nature,” Daniel Popper’s largest exhibit to date, opened May 28 at the Morton Arboretum and will remain on display for at least a year. If you are lucky enough to be there, do not hesitate to go for a walk in the park so as not to miss this magnificent spectacle!