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Matthew Placzek

90 Feet Tall
Stainless Steel, Bronze w/Patina

Anchoring Children's Hospital on the corner of 84th and Dodge Street, "Imagine" captures the innocence of youth in a heartwarming, colorful sculpture. Nineteen shimmering umbrellas spiral up a 75-foot stainless steel ribbon inside the window-encased stairwell of the Children's Hospital while five larger-than-life bronze children celebrate the joys of life on the outside lawn. The umbrellas, each painted copper, silver or a combination of both, contain programmable LED lights capable of more than 16 million colors and combinations.