We are happy to share that The Sun King by Steven Maeck (Decorah, IA) has been purchased by the Forest Preserve Friends Foundation and will have a long-term home on the Kickapoo Trail in Urbana.
The artist states: "Since 2002, I have been designing and fabricating sculptural work either fully or partially composed of iron and steel. The focus of my recent work has been almost exclusively in the utilization of industrial detritus which I alter and/or recombine in such a manner as to create work that is not only resonant and original but manifests the aura of having been created from base raw material, i.e., cast bronze. Of course there is, and should be, at least a subliminal sense of the processed heritage of the metal."
We would like to thank the Champaign County Forest Preserve District and its donors for adding to the community through public art!