TITLE: Leap of Faith

LOCATION: Stockton Drive and Webster - Granny’s Garden

SIZE: 9’ x 5’ x 4’ 7”

MATERIALS: Steel & Polymer

SPONSOR: Alderman Vi Daley

Karpowicz is a popular public artist whose works have consistently popped up around Chicago throughout his 30-year career. One notable example was this year’s Chicago Sculpture International art happening, “Countercurrents,” held in and around the Merchandise Mart.

This piece, “Leap of Faith,” is an exuberant, triumphant form caught in the midst of a brave action. The sculpture’s “Leap of Faith” is viewed in progress and could be completed with either a graceful landing or a tumbling disaster.

Karpowicz’s work is defined by tension at the point of contact, or joint, and he enjoys creating this tension. The bending creature in “Leap of Faith” is bursting with tension, creating an anxious, beautiful sculpture.

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Leap of Faith

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