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Jill King Studio
Public Sculptures by Jill King Studio seen at Evanston Civic Center, Evanston - Evanston Odyssey

Evanston Odyssey

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"Evanston Odyssey," is a three piece commissioned, permanent installation created for a narrow stairwell in the Lorraine Morton Civic Center, Evanston, IL. My vision for this installation was to create an exciting journey as each viewer walks up the stairwell. As an Evanston resident for 18 years, I chose to express the energy and Odyssey I have experienced as a local artist. Created out of thin, welded steel rods and steel sheets formed/melted onto the structure, chunks of glass , connected with thin soldered and wrapped steel, durable acrylic coated fabric sewn onto structure with heavy duty beading thread, colored with fabric pigments and coated with Acrylic Matte Gel. All three pieces incorporated a color changing light feature. Sizes: 1. Smallest sphere- Closest to the ceiling: 2’6”Diameter, 2. Largest Center piece- 3’6”W x 3’D x 9’H, 3. Piece closest to the ground- 2’6”W x 2’3”D x 4’6”H.

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I create my sculptures by drawing gesturally with wire or steel rods- twisting, melting and manipulating, until the armature speaks to me. These three dimensional artworks are formed by stretching a strudy, opaque material over a linear steel construction. My airy artworks look like floating, celestial cloud formations that have come to life in three dimensions.

Jill King is a Chicago born artist who has been creating Sculpture and Public Art in Chicagoland and beyond, for nearly three decades. Her artworks have been exhibited in private and public spaces such as; The Harris Theater- Millennium Park- Chicago, The Garfield Park Conservatory, Art Prize- Grand Rapids, MI, and The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago. She has also been commissioned to create Public Sculpture for several indoor venues; The Lorraine Morton Civic Center in Evanston, IL, Richland College, Decatur, IL, and Lewis University (Science Building), Romeoville, IL. King lives with her husband and daughter in Evanston, Illinois where she prolifically creates in her studio.

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