Steel and Wood
This sculpture by Massachusetts artist, Stacy Latt Savage is meant to be viewed as a universal symbol of “humanness,” having no gender and/or ethnicity or race. Ms. Savage is very concerned about the scale of her work. She wants to engage viewers through the monumental size of her “sculptural head”. When installed, “Votive Head” consisted of a steel framework covered with wooden slats. After being on exhibition outdoors for a number of years, the wood began to deteriorate and had to be removed. By doing so, the structural interior was exposed and a new and different sculpture was created.
The new version of this sculpture was donated by the artist to the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park and is now part of the Park’s permanent collection.