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Luigi Testa – Flight

Steel and Stone

This sculpture of raw steel with sharp edged forms cut and welded by the artist form a stark contrast to the natural stone they enfold. The initially simple almost geometic shapes that make up the sculpture, on closer examination, reveal themselves to be quite unique and conplex. The resulting abstracted bird-like or insect-like form gives the viewer a sense of movement or flight on the higher level, while the lower half of the sculpture seems firmly on the ground.

This sculpture is part of the Permanent Collection of the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.