“Yesterday, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced that the western section of the Riverwalk will once again host a public art installation this summer, when a new site-specific piece by Chicago-based artist Robert Burnier takes up residence in the coming months.
Commissioned by the City of Chicago, Burnier’s piece is made up of three brightly colored geometric structures formed from a combination of steel, nylon mesh and rope. The installations will hang over a small strip of grass on the Riverwalk, making them partially visible from Wacker Drive. Though a rendering of the piece depicts vibrant colors, the name of the work is Black Tiberinus—a reference to the Roman god of the Tiber river. ”