Burst – by Dustry Folwarczny
2011 / Welded salvaged steel.
Location: Oak Park Public Library [ 834 Lake Street]
The sculpture is part of a series of reconstructed pillars, responding to the vertical appeal of the city. In this work, the artist explores the tension between heavy metal and gravity, exposing the raw aesthetic of rust. Dusty Folwarczny prefers to work in public spaces, where the quality of the steel material becomes approachable and accessible.