‘The Spirit of Comics’ featured in monthly sculpture initiative

Photo by Teresa Lousias
“The Spirit of Comics” stands at the corner of Maple and Osborn, south of Dearborn City Hall.

DEARBORN – Twelve sculptures have been placed throughout Dearborn as part of the community’s 2012-2013 Art in Public Places Midwest Sculpture Initiative. Funding for the project is provided by the Dearborn Community Fund and the East and West Dearborn downtown development authorities. Each month a different sculpture and sculptor are highlighted.

“The Spirit of Comics,” the featured sculpture for September, is the work of sculptor Amy Havens. Installed on the corner of Maple and Osborn south of City Hall, this piece is the artist’s visual acknowledgment of her love of comics. Drawing inspiration from action heroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, Havens has incorporated characters and words straight from the pages of popular action comics.

For more information about public art in Dearborn, contact the Dearborn Community Fund office at 313-943-5478. Callers also can request an “I Spy Dearborn’s Art in Public Places” card that provides pictures and locations for all 12 of the current pieces and two Pockets of Perception Student Design Team sculptures.