The Chicago Tree Project

Actual Size Artworks

Conundrum

Actual Size Artworks (Gail Simpson & Aristotle Georgiades)

Lincoln Park

2017

Bridges have many associations in the collective imagination – ideas about movement, progress, connection, and the human mark upon the landscape are often attached to bridges. They appear in literature and films, architecture and sculpture, mythology and painting. They link one thing to another, for better or worse, and a bridge seems like a poetic metaphor for the way the natural environment creates shared networks that ignore human borders. This bridge spells out two conditions: “right” and “wrong,” but it’s not clear which side is which. We would like our sculpture to visibly manifest the idea of a connection between human beings, and between humans and the environment.