ARTISTS

MIKE HELBING

TITLE: Glow

LOCATION: 1940 N. Larrabee

SIZE: 14’ x 4’ 6” x 4’ 6”

MATERIALS: Stainless Steel & Solar Lights

SPONSOR: General Iron

Mike Helbing has been making art since he could crawl. Over the years Helbing has worked as a waiter, potter, painter, sculptor, factory man, surveyor, sewer inspector, float builder, and government artist. In 1991, Helbing graduated from NIU with a M.F.A. in sculpture.

“Glow” is a solar powered LED display that is made from repurposed materials and stainless steel. It has a base collector pot and from this 3’ high collector the structure rises. It is about 13’ tall and is a mix of sensuous curves and rigid triangulated supports. It is designed to light up at night and the circular upper section will pulsate with color. One of the themes underlying his work is a personal understanding of the human place in the natural order of things.

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2003, 2002

Mike-H-2013(Main)

Above photo shows selected year in exhibit
(Thumbnails show other years)

 

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