CHICAGO — Life-sized human statues will soon be silently conversing in Grant Park.
The figures, part of public art installation "Borders," will be installed at Solti Garden at South Michigan Avenue and East Jackson Boulevard Aug. 9, according to a statement.
The 26 statues are paired off into 13 pairs standing in "conversation." In each pair, one sculpture made of iron and one created from aluminum mirror each other.
“Chicago is one of the world’s leading capitals for sculpture, and it has long been a goal of mine to have a piece prominently displayed in the city,” Thórarinsdóttir said. "[The Grant Park location is] a perfect bookend to the world class sculpture in Millennium Park and the Art Institute’s exquisite collection.”
"Borders" is brought to Grant Park by the Chicago Park District and Grant Park Conservancy and will be up through spring of 2014.