Roots and Wings - Oak Brook, IL
Posted by: adgorn
N 41° 50.188 W 087° 56.695
16T E 421543 N 4632051
Quick Description: Tall sculpture with two wings extended out from the top, in Partners Park on the McDonald's office campus.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2009 7:43:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM7KXW
From the Arts Inventory site:
Sculpture: approx. 22 x 4 x 4 ft.; Base: approx. H. 24 in.; Base tapers from W. 24 in. to 10 in. top.
"A twenty-two foot abstract bronze sculpture. There are 2 wing-like sections at the top, slightly concave and convex which soar up and spread out at about 30 degree angles from the center. They grow out of a 3-sided triangular fabricated bronze form which tapers from a 24 in. base to a 10 in. top where the wings fold out."
The sculpture rests in a somewhat parabolic area surrounded by a low wall on which are inscribed names of McDonald's Partners over the years. A nearby sign explains:
"This park is dedicated to Golden Arch Partners, in recognition of their distinguished performance and significant contributions over a sustained period of time. Through their enthusiasm and commitment, their ability to change and encourage change, they have ensured the success of the McDonald's family. Thank you, Partners, for providing our roots and our wings."
Thus they use the name of the sculpture in this dedication.
TITLE: Roots and Wings
ARTIST(S): Winslow (I know first name is Robert)
DATE: Cast 1988-1989.; Dedicated 1989.
MEDIUM: Cast bronze.
CONTROL NUMBER: IAS IL000282
Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]
East of the Hyatt Lodge Hotel on McDonald's Hamburger University campus, 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, Illinois 60521
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