Foxgloves and Fistacuffs


Nicole Beck - Chicago, Illinois

Artist statement:

These strong & brightly colored depictions illustrate man's continuing fight with nature. Fists explode from this beautiful and brightly colored mosaic. Some plants (i.e., foxgloves) are toxic to humans but are very beautiful and therefore, very enticing! Because humans can have a destructive relationship with nature, balance, respect & harmony is the key to repairing it.

Artist Bio

Beck has completed many largescale public sculpture installations nationwide in various sites and with a multitude of materials. Commissions include works in Missouri and Florida, as well as, regionally in Orland Park and Elgin, IL. Commissions within the City of Chicago include DeVry University; Disney Co.; the Chambers of Commerce in Lake View, Lincoln Park and West Town; the Bloomingdale Trail; Healthcare Alternative Systems; The Morganway Garden; and in many locations throughout Chicago's Public, Private and Charter Schools. Nicole has participated in over 60 sculpture exhibitions nationwide & attended artists residencies at the Ragdale Found., Anderson Ranch Arts Center & the Vermont Studio Ctr; In October, 2014 at the University of Illinois Urbana College of Electrical & Computer Engineering, a $250,000 commission for Illinois’ Capital Development Board ArtInArchitecture Program, “Amplifiers

$12,000 each
Glass mosaic •  Steel • Fiberglass 
W x H x D
3' x 7' x 3' 
300 lbs each