PETER W. MICHEL, Sculptor     Sculpture in Celebration of Self, Relationship and Community
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"FATHERS and SONS"  at the
Wandell Sculpture Garden in Urbana, IL.

Fathers and Sons - detail     Fathers and Sons was awarded
third prize in a juried on-line exhibition
"Celebrating the Healing Power of Art"
by Manhattan Arts International
May 1- July 7, 2013
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Fathers and Sons
"Fathers and Sons" 1999  Peter W. Michel,   painted aluminum sculpture 10' high x 10'-6" in diameter.
This sculpture celebrates relationship and community. It symbolizes the support structure provided by fathers upon which their sons can play, grow and become men.
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After being on display on Chicago's Navy Pier for 6 months as part of Pier Walk '99, it was moved to the Wandell Sculpture Garden in
Meadowbrook Park in Urbana, IL.  It is now part of the permanent collection.
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A paved path runs beside  McCoullough Creek and "Fathers and Sons"  which carries joggers, skateboarders, rollar bladers, cyclists and walkers into the landscape of prarie grasses, wildflowers, wildlife viewing areas and a variety of contempory sculpture. 
Across the creek is a wonderful playground which is based on the ideas submitted by local children.
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For more images see flickr "Fathers and Sons" set
Also see "Fathers and Sons Totem" a painted wood sculpture
Also see What People Say About "Fathers and Sons"
photos except where noted are by Peter W. Michel
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Photo by Robert Pahre Photography
photo by Robert Pahre Photography, Champaign, IL   To see Robert's Flickr site - click here
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photo by Jyoti Srivastava
photo by Jyoti Srivastava     To see Jyoti's Chicago Outdoor Sculpture blog - click here
To see Jyoti's photos of the Wandell Sculpture Garden - Click here
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 1992/2008 by Peter W. Michel                Posted 10-15-12   updated  4-24-17
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 Peter W. Michel, sculptor  185 Brookside Lane Fayetteville, NY 13066  315-632-4780 peter@petermichel.com 

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