with artist Benjamin Pierce
The Public Art League is pleased to welcome "Separated Together" by Benjamin Pierce (Cape Girardeau, MO) to the corner of Oak Street and Hazelwood Drive (in the University of Illinois Research Park) in Champaign. The sculpture was purchased by the University of Illinois Research Park and can be enjoyed for years to come at the site.
Of the sculpture, the artist states: "Utilizing the gap or the idea of missing space or something removed encourages thought, not just on form and composition but treatment of negative space. I have taken what seems to have been one form and taken something from it or pulled it apart. The transformation of two things or shapes into something else, beyond what is there but also what is NOT there."
A big thanks to the University of Illinois Research Park for supporting public art in our community!