ARTISTS

ERIC STEELE

TITLE: Victor

LOCATION: Burton and Wells

SIZE: 8’ x 3’ x 2.5’

MATERIALS: Welded Steel

SPONSOR: Old Town Merchants & Residents Association

Steele spent his former life as a lawyer and technology consultant. His experience in those careers emerges in his art. Steele’s works reflect the ordered urban forms of towers and machinery that pervade the contemporary corporate and technology environments.

Steele is not strictly a businessman but also a talented and trained artist who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and has displayed works throughout Chicagoland. “Victor,” a tower of welded steel spires, looks at the inflexible, systematic structures of industry through the inquisitive artist’s eye. The hope is to discover how the structures we shape often end up shaping us.

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2010

Victor

Above photo shows selected year in exhibit