Jaume Plensa, the Spanish sculptor, added another four sculptural "portraits" to Chicago's growing Public Art in the parks. Ten years ago, Plensa, born in 1955, created the globally famous "Crown Fountain" which has become a Chicago landmark and a public sculpture Icon. The four new Plensa pieces are all modeled after young girls on the cusp of womanhood. Plensa titled the new works placed in Millennium Park "1,004 Portraits", since in his own words he merely added four new images to the 1,000 faces already depicted in his two tall video sculptures known as the "Crown Fountain".
"Look into My Dreams, Awilda" by Jaume Plensa in Millennium Park, Chicago, IL. Courtesy of the Richard Gray Gallery.