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Chicago Nike

Chicago Nike, created by Barry Tinsley, was installed July 14-15, 2014, on the north lawn of KCC’s Riverfront Campus.

It was created in 1998 for the Pier Walk exhibition at Navy Pier, and is fabricated from 2 inch plate steel and granite. The steel was purchased from Belson Steel in Bourbonnais and the granite is from Cold Spring Granite Company in Cold Spring, Minn.

The title Chicago Nike refers to the strong gestural movement of the sculpture reflecting the dynamic and vitality of the city and the historically famous Greek sculpture, Nike of Samothrace, Tinsley said.

About the sculptor

Barry Tinsley has a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, and two master’s degrees from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He has participated in more than 60 one-man and group exhibitions and has placed over 35 commissioned sculptures in public spaces in the United States, Middle East, and Europe.