Artist: Fritz Olsen

Medium: Stainless steel


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“The eternal flame has been used throughout human history to commemorate important figures and events. My Eternal Flame is to honor our service men and women and their families who sacrifice so much on our behalf. This Eternal Flame is for them.” – Fritz Olsen

What about this sculpture reminds you of a flame? Why do you think Olsen chose to represent fire, which typically leaps and flickers in many different directions, with just one shape? If you were to create an eternal flame for someone, what might it look like? Who would you commemorate?

Fritz Olsen traded his studio on Goose Island in Chicago for the rural countryside of Sawyer, Michigan. He works in a beautifully restored 1930’s Azalia nursery just off the shores of Lake Michigan and exhibits his sculptures in his Gallery and Sculpture Gardens.  For thirty-nine years he has been creating sculptures in stone, bronze, and steel.  His works can be found in public, private, and corporate collections across the United States.

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