BATAVIA – The next sculpture for the William J. Donovan Bridge in downtown Batavia will be unveiled at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at its site at the northeast bridge overlook on Wilson Street in Batavia.
“A Look Back,” by artists Oscar Leon and Jessica LoPresti, combines limestone, colored glass and bronze to pay respect to important elements of Batavia past, including the land and the Fox River, the Potawatomi Indians who had lived here before as well as windmills, which represented the industrial activity centered in the downtown.
The sculpture includes elements relating to the Potawatomi, which means “Keepers of the Fire.” This piece is the second of four sculptures to grace the William J. Donovan Bridge. The theme of “Nature” was earlier represented by installation of “Nature’s Sounds of Harmony” by area resident Kai Schulte.
Submissions for the final two pieces, representing the themes “Science” and “Art,” are currently being reviewed.