Welcome to Summer

color photo of young woman statue

This sculpture is in the middle of an expressway in Chicago, not easily viewed when speeding by. I made it my mission to take a closer look and here’s what I found. She’s quite a beauty, open, warm, inviting, welcoming the way I think Summer should be. Her name is Magdalene and my research found the following info from our Park District: “Dessa Kirk’s Magdalene is located on the small triangular landscape at the intersection of Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue. Kirk created the sculpture specifically for this site. In the springtime, tulips line the female figure’s feet, and in the summertime the sculpture becomes part of the surrounding garden, as vines and flowers fill up the skirt of her dress.” For sale in “Prints For Sale” above.