Chicago, Illinois: Agora: Forest of Rusty Walking Torsos

Wander among a mini-forest of outdoor nine-foot-tall rusty legs and feet without arms and heads. It's art, by Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz.
E. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL
Southwest corner of Grant Park, near the northeast corner of S. Michigan Ave. and E. Roosevelt Rd.
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Headless, Armless Legs and Feet

"Agora" is a group of 106 nine-foot-tall headless, armless iron legs and feet designed by Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz. Around 2006, donors (including the late actor Robin Williams) contributed around $700,000 to bring the work to Chicago. Some folks like to wander within the forest of giant, rusting legs while contemplating the mysteries of the universe. I just find it kind of creepy and hope they never come to life and seek revenge on people with heads and arms.

[John Takao Collier, 04/20/2016]

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