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Statue Metal

This is yet another reason why I adore Chicago! The creativity and passion for art and design runs amok in our city!  Take this interesting sculpture for example.  I find the more I simply roam and explore (keeping my eyes open for the unusual and amazing finds) the more I seem to ‘see’.  I talked about this in a recent post; we simply need to be aware of our surroundings in order to experience that which is often in front of us.  And yet, I daresay it would be rather difficult to miss this ‘metal man’.

What shall we call him? Your suggestions are greatly appreciated!!

 

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55 thoughts on “The Metal Man Commeth!

  1. John says:

    Call it Welded Man as he is all welds. Kinda scary looking yet such a fun abstract. Great photo!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Yeay! I love it! Welded Man! I felt the same way, John; kinda scary but cool at the same time!! Thanks, John! Cher xo

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  2. itsathought2 says:

    Hope. He clearly thinks his leafy constructed wings will hold him up when he jumps off the cliff.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I love it!! How creative! Thank you for that my dear! I love the leafy wings!! Cher xo

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  3. Wonderful sculpture, he is Icarus to me!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      That is exactly what I thought he should be called when I saw him, Hilary!! Thank you! Cher xo

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  4. John Holton says:

    I thought Icarus, too… where is the statue?

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      It is at an art center near Bridgeport, John (near 35th St.) Cher xo

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      1. John Holton says:

        Near US Cellular, or west of the viaduct at Shields, closer to Halsted? Lifelong Sox fan, lived in Back of the Yards (47th and Ashland) the first ten years we were married…

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        It’s even further west of Halstead; at Racine and 35th (there are a lot of manufacturing plants there – Pepsi for one). Do you know where I am referring to, John? Cher xo

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      3. John Holton says:

        Sure do. Racine is between Halsted and Ashland. I think Spiegel is around there. They were a mail-order catalog place…

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      4. seaangel4444 says:

        Oh I didn’t know about the catalog place!!

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      5. John Holton says:

        It’s their warehouse. Looks the same as all the other warehouses in that area. Spiegel is all catalog sales. I had a friend who worked there.

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      6. seaangel4444 says:

        That is very cool!!

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  5. Modern piece of art… a striking sculpture, Cher. It sure catches one’s attention! Love, Iris 😉

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Oh it sure does, doesn’t it, Iris? Rather intimidating at first; however, once I took a good look at ‘him’, that subsided! I love his leafy wings!! Thank you, Iris! Love, Cher xo

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      1. Yes, it’s all very creative and artistic. Every detail considered! Great photo of it, Cher. Thanks for interesting post. Have a lovely weekend! ❤ Iris

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        It certainly is! Why thank you, Iris! And to you as well my dear!! Cher xo

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  6. That is what I love about city life…the art discovered as one roams the city streets….I found the same in Bellingham. I do miss that out here in the cornfields.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Oh I know exactly what you mean, Johann!! But I must tell you that there is something so serene and special about the cornfields! I am very drawn to the quiet and silence; sometimes the city can get a bit overwhelming, but when I’m in the mood for a walkabout, I do find it a treasure trove of unique places and spaces!! Cher xo

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  7. Self-made, metal angel.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      ❤ ❤ Love it my fellow Chicagoan!! Cher xo

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  8. Helen Jones says:

    Love the metal man – like a fallen angel…

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Isn’t he cool, Helen? Cher xo

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  9. He definitely is an amazing sculpture.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Isn’t it cool, dear Max? I think so too! Cher xo

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  10. Joanne Corey says:

    Another vote for (metal) Icarus…

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* I think that’s his name, Joanne!! Cher xo

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi Brett!! Thank you so much! Cher xo

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  11. GP Cox says:

    And here I am interrupting your comment section, Cher, but I located an eye witness story by a soldier on the Queen Mary that you might like to read…..
    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/pfc-joe-falis-served-718th-signal-air-warning-company-wwii.html

    I haven’t forgotten your quest – I’ll continue to search.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Oh GP, thank you so much!!! Hugely grateful to you! I also have email at: thechicagofiles@gmail.com Very grateful to you my dear!! Cher xo

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  12. Val Boyko says:

    ‘Jim’ is also good 😉

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Love it, Val! Cher xo

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  13. Wow Cher very cool! Hmmm mega metal man

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Isn’t he neat, Lyn? Cher xo

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  14. Ompong says:

    Can we call him “Metallicarus”… I just thought of Icarus in metal! 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      LOVE IT!!! *LOL* Thank you!! Cher xo

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  15. Unique winged metal man with a some gargoyle qualities. 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I love it!!! Thank you!! Cher xo

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  16. Quiche says:

    WOW!!…that’s a real crowd pleaser!!! Sort of a cross between Edward Scissor-hands with a bad hair-doo!! Great sculpture though.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* A crowd pleaser indeed my dear!! That’s for sure!!! Cher xo

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  17. Wow.. what an amazing statue.. you post so many interesting things Cher.. Lots of Love your way x

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi dear Sue! Isn’t it incredible! Awh, bless you my dear. You are so incredibly thoughtful!! Lots of love right back to you! Cher xo

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, what a lovely name; thank you! Cher xo

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      1. He might prefer that to Metal Man, lol.

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        I think so too!! xoxo

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      3. I’m sorry, Cher. I was focused on the small comment box that opened up to the right of my screen and didn’t see you had in fact called him Metal Man. I would never slam a blogger. Was just being funny, but I bombed that one! Please forgive.

        Diana

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      4. seaangel4444 says:

        Hi my dear Diana! Actually, I had invited readers to name this artistic sculpture so your name was wonderful!!! I am so glad you mentioned it because I love it!! With big hugs, Cher xo

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