Field of Honor

Submitted by Bennett Studio

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Client: Veterans Memorial Park committee. John R. Cook Associates

Location: Loves Park, IL, United States

Completion date: 2010

Artwork budget: $320,000

Project Team

Artist

Chris Bennett

Bennett Studio

Artist

John R. Cook

John R. Cook Associates

Overview

Eight life-size, bronze, era specific military figures, Memorial to 20th Century Wars, WW I through Desert Storm

Goals

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.

Process

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.

Additional Information

I worked closely with John R. Cook Associates, landscape architect who implemented the limestone columns as well as designed the park