Patrick McDonald – Weeee
Steel and Concrete
Oak Park artist Patrick McDonald cast concrete into a towering, tapered monumental form, pierced by circular openings that diminish in size as the eye moves upward. The concrete mass is also offset by a series of protruding steel rods that frame the shape and create interesting patterns in bright sunlight. The artist varies the surface texture from one area to another. McDonald made the work by using full-scale drawings and a model, from which he built the forms and cast the concrete. “Weeee” is set into a concrete base and weighs approximately 20,000 pounds. The Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park commissioned McDonald to construct this sculpture on-site—a process that took several weeks in October 2002.
This sculpture is part of the Permanent Collection of the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.