Friday, November 27, 2009


This monumental steel sculpture in near-South City was created by Chicago sculptor John Henry to honor the opera Treemonisha by Scott Joplin. Joplin lived here for a time just a few blocks away. 

Treemonisha's story brings up timeless struggles between education and ignorance, and between reconciliation and retribution. It was not staged during Joplin's lifetime.

1 comment:

  1. Oh bleep. I had a shot of that I was going to use in the next couple of days. Well, no reason I still can't. See