The Metal Man Commeth!

Statue Metal

This is yet another reason why I adore Chicago! The creativity and passion for art and design runs amok in our city!  Take this interesting sculpture for example.  I find the more I simply roam and explore (keeping my eyes open for the unusual and amazing finds) the more I seem to ‘see’.  I talked about this in a recent post; we simply need to be aware of our surroundings in order to experience that which is often in front of us.  And yet, I daresay it would be rather difficult to miss this ‘metal man’.

What shall we call him? Your suggestions are greatly appreciated!!


  55 comments for “The Metal Man Commeth!

  1. February 20, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Call it Welded Man as he is all welds. Kinda scary looking yet such a fun abstract. Great photo!!

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    • February 20, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Yeay! I love it! Welded Man! I felt the same way, John; kinda scary but cool at the same time!! Thanks, John! Cher xo

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  2. February 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Hope. He clearly thinks his leafy constructed wings will hold him up when he jumps off the cliff.


    • February 20, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      I love it!! How creative! Thank you for that my dear! I love the leafy wings!! Cher xo

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  3. February 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Wonderful sculpture, he is Icarus to me!

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    • February 20, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      That is exactly what I thought he should be called when I saw him, Hilary!! Thank you! Cher xo


  4. February 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I thought Icarus, too… where is the statue?

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    • February 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      It is at an art center near Bridgeport, John (near 35th St.) Cher xo


      • February 20, 2016 at 7:07 pm

        Near US Cellular, or west of the viaduct at Shields, closer to Halsted? Lifelong Sox fan, lived in Back of the Yards (47th and Ashland) the first ten years we were married…

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      • February 20, 2016 at 7:13 pm

        It’s even further west of Halstead; at Racine and 35th (there are a lot of manufacturing plants there – Pepsi for one). Do you know where I am referring to, John? Cher xo


      • February 20, 2016 at 7:18 pm

        Sure do. Racine is between Halsted and Ashland. I think Spiegel is around there. They were a mail-order catalog place…

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      • February 20, 2016 at 7:26 pm

        Oh I didn’t know about the catalog place!!


      • February 20, 2016 at 7:37 pm

        It’s their warehouse. Looks the same as all the other warehouses in that area. Spiegel is all catalog sales. I had a friend who worked there.

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      • February 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm

        That is very cool!!


  5. February 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Modern piece of art… a striking sculpture, Cher. It sure catches one’s attention! Love, Iris 😉

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    • February 20, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Oh it sure does, doesn’t it, Iris? Rather intimidating at first; however, once I took a good look at ‘him’, that subsided! I love his leafy wings!! Thank you, Iris! Love, Cher xo

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      • February 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm

        Yes, it’s all very creative and artistic. Every detail considered! Great photo of it, Cher. Thanks for interesting post. Have a lovely weekend! ❤ Iris

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      • February 20, 2016 at 3:35 pm

        It certainly is! Why thank you, Iris! And to you as well my dear!! Cher xo

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  6. February 20, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    That is what I love about city life…the art discovered as one roams the city streets….I found the same in Bellingham. I do miss that out here in the cornfields.

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    • February 20, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Oh I know exactly what you mean, Johann!! But I must tell you that there is something so serene and special about the cornfields! I am very drawn to the quiet and silence; sometimes the city can get a bit overwhelming, but when I’m in the mood for a walkabout, I do find it a treasure trove of unique places and spaces!! Cher xo


  7. February 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Self-made, metal angel.

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    • February 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      ❤ ❤ Love it my fellow Chicagoan!! Cher xo


  8. February 20, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Love the metal man – like a fallen angel…

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  9. February 20, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    He definitely is an amazing sculpture.

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  10. February 20, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Another vote for (metal) Icarus…

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    • February 21, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Hi Brett!! Thank you so much! Cher xo


  12. February 21, 2016 at 4:33 am

    And here I am interrupting your comment section, Cher, but I located an eye witness story by a soldier on the Queen Mary that you might like to read…..

    I haven’t forgotten your quest – I’ll continue to search.

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  13. February 21, 2016 at 7:34 am

    ‘Jim’ is also good 😉

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  14. February 21, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Wow Cher very cool! Hmmm mega metal man

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  15. February 22, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Can we call him “Metallicarus”… I just thought of Icarus in metal! 🙂

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  16. February 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Unique winged metal man with a some gargoyle qualities. 🙂

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  17. February 25, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    WOW!!…that’s a real crowd pleaser!!! Sort of a cross between Edward Scissor-hands with a bad hair-doo!! Great sculpture though.

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    • February 26, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      *LOL* A crowd pleaser indeed my dear!! That’s for sure!!! Cher xo


  18. March 1, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Wow.. what an amazing statue.. you post so many interesting things Cher.. Lots of Love your way x


    • March 2, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Hi dear Sue! Isn’t it incredible! Awh, bless you my dear. You are so incredibly thoughtful!! Lots of love right back to you! Cher xo

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  19. March 12, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Silver Angel. =)

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    • March 12, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Ah, what a lovely name; thank you! Cher xo


      • March 12, 2016 at 10:55 pm

        He might prefer that to Metal Man, lol.

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      • March 13, 2016 at 1:45 pm

        I think so too!! xoxo


      • March 13, 2016 at 1:05 pm

        I’m sorry, Cher. I was focused on the small comment box that opened up to the right of my screen and didn’t see you had in fact called him Metal Man. I would never slam a blogger. Was just being funny, but I bombed that one! Please forgive.


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      • March 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm

        Hi my dear Diana! Actually, I had invited readers to name this artistic sculpture so your name was wonderful!!! I am so glad you mentioned it because I love it!! With big hugs, Cher xo

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