Mexican sculptor makes history at Millennium Park

April 5, 2011 3:29:23 PM PDT
Yvonne Domenge's giant sculptures ''Interconnected'' are the first by a Latina artist to be displayed at Millennium Park.

The four pieces were installed Tuesday, April 6, and will be in the park's Boeing Galleries until October 2012.

"It is one of the most exciting things ever happened in my career," Domenge said. "This is just like a magic moment."

Lucas Cowan is the curator at Millennium Park. He said, "She has this vibrancy, her pieces speak for themselves-- the color, the texture, the fluidity of them. They are magnificent."

The largest piece in "Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge" tells the story of circle of life: the tree of life drops the seed that grows. The pieces are not welded together, but instead fit together.

"It fits beautiful with the environment. They are related to nature, I didn't want to weld here on this part, so it's just by weight," Domenge said. She said her inspiration came from a piece of coal.

"It took me almost three years to make this. And I like straight lines, not cut lines and to look at them in this order," Domenge said.

"We are surrounded by nature. Nature is my mother's teacher. They now they belong to someone else. I have to let go in order to restart, new pieces," Domenge said.

Domenge hopes her sculptures will remain in the U.S.

Millennium Park, Boeing Galleries
N. Michigan Ave. & E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602
millenniumpark.org


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