The sculptures will be positioned to compliment the 1000 LED portraits of Chicagoans already illuminating the Crown Fountain. One sculpture, titled Looking Into My Dreams Awilda, stands 38 feet tall. Other sculptures are made of cast iron.
Plensa is to host a public discussion of the pieces from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 16 at Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute (111 S. Michigan). The conversation is free.
The installation is is co-presented by Millennium Park Foundation, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The Boeing Company and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
More work by Plensa will be displayed throughout Chicago this summer including Private Dreams at Richard Gray Gallery and also a display of the piece, Silent Music, at the Ravinia Festival over the summer.
Plensa's work has been featured all over the world and he has won numerous international awards. He lives in Barcelona.