THEB #1 juts out of the ground on North Neil Street in Champaign. The enormous sculpture rests on three geometric corners. Each of these points that touch the ground expand upwards into geometric rectangular shapes. Square metal bars that trace the…

The circles of the sculpture swirl around one another; some are briefly linked, every so slightly touching, others entirely encompass another ripple. Artist Don Lawler from Stephensport, Kentucky, sees this sculpture as a “reflection on the…

Ice is located in Mattis Park in Champaign. Surrounded by beautiful natural landscape, the work stands in stark contrast to the nearby pond and trees. Ice is simultaneously geometric and organic. Shapes that initially appear hard edged twist gently…

This sculpture, Beautiful Storm, is exactly as it sounds. It reflects those afternoon storms when the electricity of the sky can be felt from through the windows. The rays of the sun are somehow illuminating the dark clouds that create rumblings…

Stride stands at One Main Plaza in Champaign, in front of Orpheum Children’s Science Museum. The creature faces the street, looking at the passersby. The body of the figure stands on four awkward legs, bent at odd angles. It looks as though…

New Holland Yellow Dinosaurs at first seems confusing given its abstract composition and specific title. This piece is from a series Moyer did titled “Dinosaurs and Small Monuments to Big Machines” that seeks to explore society’s relationship…

Artist Mike Baur is best known for his large-scale concrete and steel public sculptures. He states, “Weight, stability and permanence are important to me; this must be why industrial components, architectural forms and landscape have influenced my…

Artist Shawn Morin sees his work as a morphing of figurative, architectural, abstract, and spiritual styles. This synthesis can be seen with the work Remembering Horeb. It stands on the 100 block of Neil Street in Champaign. At first, the work may…

Pointless is a sculpture comprised of many literal points. It is based on a foreshortened spiral staircase. Winding around itself, it sits on its side. The stairs do not begin or end in any specific place. The stairs grow from very small into…

North Star stands on North Chestnut Street directly in front of the old train station in Champaign. The work itself is abstract. Created from metal that has rusted to a deep brown hue, it is comprised of flat pieces of metal that interact with one…

Entrance is a great example of artist Barry Tinsley’s style. Working with geometric metal shapes, he combines elements to create unified monumental sized public works. For this particular work, the forms create a door-size arch that could be an…

Double Dutch- A Jump for Joy emerges from the ground into a grand arch of a monumental size. At the peak of the arch are two abstract human forms representing youthful individuals. The dramatic lines that cross in the air symbolize a quote the artist…