Client: Veterans Memorial Park committee. John R. Cook Associates
Location: Loves Park, IL, United States
Completion date: 2010
Artwork budget: $320,000
John R. Cook
John R. Cook Associates
Eight life-size, bronze, era specific military figures, Memorial to 20th Century Wars, WW I through Desert Storm
A six acre park was established for a military tribute. The central commemorative had five limestone columns, each lettered with a specific conflict; WW I, WW II, Korea, Viet Nam, Desert Storm.
Chris Bennett was given the basic design by the committee for the figures. Chris researched the costuming to be modeled on the figures. Each figure represents a military branch and an era.
I worked closely with John R. Cook Associates, landscape architect who implemented the limestone columns as well as designed the park