Village Installs Interactive Heart Sculpture on Village Green
Late last month, the Village of Elk Grove installed an interactive Heart Sculpture on the Village Green. This sculpture offers residents an opportunity to experience and enjoy public art that symbolizes community pride.
Mayor Craig Johnson was inspired to propose this new addition to the Village Green after seeing a heart-shaped swing designed by Bahamian artist Antonius Roberts during his visit to the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl.
"The heart swing in the Bahamas was a place for visitors to take a photos as a memento of their vacation," said Mayor Johnson, "I wanted to create a similar experience for our residents who have such pride for their hometown."
The Village commissioned Elk Grove Village-based Rebechini Studios to create a unique piece of art featuring a heart design. Public Works crews completed the installation of the 12-foot tall Heart Sculpture on the Village Green on Aug. 18.
"Since the installation, it's been great to see so many members of our community enjoying the Heart Sculpture," said Mayor Craig Johnson, "This sculpture is a wonderful addition to our community. It gives residents a way to showcase the sense of pride and community spirit that we all share."
The Heart Sculpture is publicly accessible at the Village Green, located at 901 Wellington Avenue between the Charles J. Zettek Municipal Complex and the Elk Grove Village Public Library.