Peace - Mount Prospect, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 42° 03.966 W 087° 56.136
16T E 422595 N 4657538
Quick Description: A globe with birds sits atop a stack of books, in which is the word Peace written in 30 languages, including Braille.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2011 12:34:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMCD89
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Located in front of the Mt. Prospect library in a small park behind a wall featuring the name of the library. Approximately 12 feet tall.

From the library's website at (visit link)
"The Board of Library Trustees in 2007 commissioned nationally acclaimed sculptor Erik Blome to create the Peace Sculpture to honor longtime reader and Library supporter Elizabeth J. Clough. The 800-pound stainless steel and bronze sculpture towers over 12 feet in the air in the Peace Garden at the corner of Emerson Street and Central Road. The base features a a stack of bronze books with the word peace inscribed in many languages. This stunning piece of art has become a landmark in the Village. The sculpture was purchased by the Elizabeth J. Clough Fund."

Listed in the Smithsonian database at: (visit link)
Title: Peace

Artist: Erik Blome, sculptor

Media (materials) used: Bronze and stainless steel.

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Mount Prospect Public Library, corner of Emerson Street and Central Road, Mount Prospect, Illinois

Date of creation or placement: Dedicated Mar. 10, 2007.

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