Groundbreaker by Ted Gall
This is the first and largest of Ted Gall’s Fel-Pro sculptures to be installed on the property that eventually became the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. This giant “gasket” seemingly half buried in the ground has been on this site across from the former Fel-Pro headquarters long before the Park was formed. It is made of sheet corten steel, cut and welded into large hollow forms. The peg shaped elements along the side represent the pieces removed from the holes in the main part of the sculpture.
Mr. Gall worked for Fel-Pro for 22 years as an artist -in-residence and often used gaskets, the main product of the company, as a theme for his work.