|THE FRANKFORT, IL COMMISSION
The following photographs were taken over a course of 6 months.
This was a commission project I was awarded in the spring of 2005.
The 3,100 lb. granite boulder from Wisconsin glacial till was carved by
yours truly over a period of several months. It now lies situated at the
center of a medicine wheel located on the park district front lawn in
the city of Frankfort, Illinois. In the spring of 2006 a dedication
ceremony will be held at the location in honor of the contributors to
the project. I will keep you posted on the date and all are welcome!
|My new friend
(we got to know each
other very well)
|These next three shots are the gradual creation of the eagle.
I chose an image found at the Jeffer's Petroglyph Site of
Minnesota to represent the East direction.
|The next four shots are of a bear image I chose from the foothills of Montana. Of all the
different types of stone I have worked, granite being hardest, I find that granite "flows" the
best because of its grain consistency. In other words, it's all hard! Bear represents the West.
|The White Buffalo of the North image was
chosen from the French caves. I selected
this location to remind us how great
naturalistic art can be even dating back
over 30,000 years!
|The coyote of the South was chosen
from a location in the Baja, Mexico
known for its elaborate shamanistic
red and black pictographs.
|Delivery, unloading, and the careful placement of the boulder.
|The view from
|The project coordinators and
some of its contributors.
|Jeff Sebert (Sebert
Judy Herder (Frankfort
Alan W. Barbick - Artist
|Kaibab National Forest, Northern Arizona