TITLE: Take Five

LOCATION: North Ave. and Orchard

SIZE: 12’ x 8’ x 8’

MATERIALS: Steel, Wood and Paint

SPONSOR: A. Finkl & Sons

Pat McDonald’s works have a Rust Belt sensibility. Grey concrete and rust-orange steel situate them comfortably amongst the neighboring edifices that ring the Great Lakes. Still, the sculptures’ statures – towering, shadow-casting stand-alones – maintain a prairie memory.

In his newest work McDonald, who works out of a studio in Oak Park, has ventured a fashionably urban sculpture. “Take Five” is so thoroughly metropolitan it could easily volunteer itself as a bus stop. Though the red, white and black work with its curves and hoops is reminiscent of a child’s game or woman’s accessory; it shows a depth more than just the urban hustle.

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2012, 2011, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003

Take Five

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