New public art piece in Rockford meant to show diversity

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) – A new plexiglass sculpture in downtown Rockford is aimed at illustrating the northern Illinois community’s diversity. The downtown sculpture titled “Faces of RKFD,” was created by August-Lain Weickert, a senior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. The Rockford Register Star reports the 6-foot-tall sculpture made of plexiglass panels are laser-engraved with portraits of Rockford residents that Weickert had taken during his time in high school. He designed the engraved photos to appear as if they are layered over each other, so that the viewer can see several portraits at once.