Arched, abstract, three-legged sculpture with curved, angled, pointed top. Bronze with green patina on a custom marble base.

On original plaque:
Brian Monaghan
Purchased in honor of
Mary Radmacher
Chief Librarian 1956 – 1985
The Kihara Corporation
Cole Taylor Bank
and her friends
This piece was chosen by former Head Librarian, Mary Radmacher, to decorate a meeting room at the Library named in her honor. The sculpture was dedicated on December 7, 1997.

Sculptor Brian Monaghan said the piece “is constructed of silicone bronze sheets welded into a dynamic and fluid form, evoking a restless and energetic nature... I am working with two themes — serenity and dynamic energy.”

Monaghan owns Central Sculpture Works in Chicago and studied art at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. His large-scale steel sculptures can be seen throughout the Chicago area. The Library owns another piece of Monaghan’s sculpture, “Untitled Corten.”

Located on the First Floor in the Mary Radmacher Gallery.


In Copyright

Physical Dimensions

46 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 25 in.