Art@Site www.artatsite.com Milton Horn Chicago Rising from the Lake
Artist:

Milton Horn

Title:

Chicago Rising from the Lake

Year:
1954
Adress:
Columbus Drive Bridge
Website:
www.publicartinchicago.com:
Milton Horn’s bronze bas-relief is symbolic of the city of Chicago.
The female figure represents Chicago emerging reborn from the bottom of Lake Michigan following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
The sheaf of wheat, bull and eagle reference Chicago’s historic role as a center of commerce, the livestock market and air transportation, respectively. Floral forms evoke the city motto, “Urbs in Horto” or “City in a Garden.”
Finally, the bronze ring arching across the relief represents Chicago’s central geography within the United States.