by Rollin Karg (Kechi, KS)
The Public Art League is proud to welcome LD's Song by Rollin Karg (Kechi, KS) to the corner of Neil Street & Stadium Drive in Champaign. The sculpture stands majestic (14' tall) near the Robert Hosier Memorial Garden.
The artist states: "I have been working in glass and metal for over thirty years. About twelve years ago I started making public art. A sculpture has a profound amount of spiritual content in it. Creating and designing for special locations is exciting, but physically seeing my work in the outdoor setting really makes me feel like I have made an impact in the world. My work is a bridge to communicate the spirit of man to the world in which we live."
"Seeing the stunning effect that glass and metal have on the landscape is pure joy. Glass is so durable that people forget it has been out of doors since the beginning of its creation. History tells the story of glass. Art is like a rocket full of our hopes, dreams and history that shoots into the future for all generations to come."
He further states: "LD's Song is a tribute to the mother of Rollin's son. Like its sister sculpture Woman's Song, LD's Song represents a woman's ability to endure and thrive despite adversity and hardships. Their ability to bring beauty no matter the situation."
A big thank you to Mike & Connie Hosier for the Site Sponsorship of this piece.
Artist Rollin Karg installing LD's Song in Champaign