Project Description

Public Art in Elgin

The Shape of Happiness

Created by artist Ben Pierce. This stainless steel sculpture was added to the City of Elgin’s public art collection as part of the New Works program in 2018. “I was inspired by a childhood memory – playing with, chasing and popping bubbles. I can’t exactly remember these times but there are photos. There is a look of pure happiness and not a care in the world displayed on this young child’s face (my own). I want to capture that moment of joy in this sculpture and maybe I can go back to that place in my mind.” On display until Oct. 2020

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