|"In a world in which we often find ourselves isolated
and estranged from one another, my work suggests and celebrates
the possibility of relationship and community where love, support,
playfulness and individual self expression can flourish."
-Peter W. Michel
It symbolizes the support structure provided by fathers upon which
sons can play, grow and become men ...
The 1999 Chicago Pier Walk Show was the fifth year of
this show and
is claimed to be the largest outdoor sculpture show in the
world. In 1998 Pier Walk '98 had 171
monumental outdoor pieces by artists from 9 countries. It was expected
that 7 million people would visit Pier Walk '98 during its 6 month
The 1999 show had 115 sculptures and featured a piece over 100 feet
long by the celebrated English sculptor Sir Anthony Caro.
Special THANKS goes to my community
of sponsors, who made this work possible!
On November 8th and 9th, 1999 "Fathers and
Sons" was moved to The
Wandell Sculpture Garden at Meadowbrook Park in
Urbana, Illinois and is now part of their permanent collection. Also see photos of the move .
A World Wide Public Art Project
has been declared:
Celebrating Fathers and Sons .
and Sons" CAD drawing & wood version & other information
on "Fathers and Sons"
wood tabletop piece
See WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT " FATHERS and SONS"