Butterfly sculptures decorating Greektown

Greektown’s newest public art exhibition, The Dance of Psyche, consists of 26 vibrant three-dimensional sculptures of butterflies that showcase the creativity of 13 professional or emerging artists, 2 Chicagoland high schools, and 11 local Greek language schools. Here are a few we’re highlighting this month:

The first is I See Psyche by Victoria Martin. Victoria shares, “My inspiration comes from the Spiritual Study Groups I attend. The Theosophical Society, National Council for Geocosmic Research, Friends of Astrology, and Anthroposophy are educational and mystical. The Pantone color of the year 2023, i.e., Viva Magenta, is a good omen for accelerated cultural activity.”

The next is Antikythera by Mark Nelson. Mark said he chose the theme of the oldest known mechanical computer (4000 years old) discovered in an Ancient Greek ship off the coast of the Greek Island Antikythera. This analog computer was used by ancient Greeks for navigation and calculated predictions of astrological alignments, eclipses, phases of the moon and positioning of five planets.

And finally, The HT Way by Senior Class of 2023, Holy Trinity High School. The Seniors at Holy Trinity immortalized their four years of high school through this sculpture; each of the 80 seniors participated in making this art come to life.

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