Sculptures by Josh Garber seen at Kimball Brown Line Station, Chicago - Hope and Renewal
Sculptures by Josh Garber seen at Kimball Brown Line Station, Chicago - Hope and Renewal

Hope and Renewal

“Hope and Renewal" by sculptor Josh Garber is two 10-foot flower-like pieces that metaphorically is an expression of growth, optimism and unity. The pieces also double as seating and are located in front of the subway station at Kimball and Lawrence Streets in Chicago.

Resembling architectural columns, this pair of sculptures depicts the lotus blossom, a universal symbol of hope and rebirth. The flower forms symbolize the aspirations of the surrounding Albany Park community, which is among the most diverse in Chicago. Garber hand-crafted these sculptures out of thousands of aluminum bars and molded each petal of the lotus blossom to function as seating.