Visitors on the Morrison Tech Campus may notice several metal sculptures placed around the property. The college has become an immersive gallery for 15 sculptures created by Chicago-based sculptor Charles Yost.
Upon entering campus you are greeted by three sculptures; Apparitions Won, Apparitions Decision, and Gotcha.
At the far end of the parking lot you may view Celestial, Constellation Corner with Intergalactic Pipes. This sculpture hosts several solar panels that create an added effect after nightfall.
Through the middle corridor of campus you will find Apparition Intrusion, Bi-polar Apparition Attack, and pipe Trapped Apparitions, Cut us Loose.
Behind the main campus, near the Innovation are Nuisance, Windy City Windsock, Stealth Drone, and . And to finish off the tour there are three hanging pieces in the center of the campus attached to the Rambo Building; Changeable Wall Sculpture Kit, Machine Part with Pipes, and Breakfast with Pipes. The final two pieces can be found in the lobby of the Innovation Center, Rockin Diatonic, and Bored and Stroked Model.
“We are fortunate to have Mr. Yost loan us his displays and hope people stop by campus to appreciate the art,'' said college President Chris Scott.
Charles Yost studied at Monmouth College and at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Yost also studied at Northern Illinois University where he pursued many forms and materials; bronze and aluminum casting, polyester resin, fiberglass, welded steel, stainless steel and welded aluminum fabrications. He has achieved both a Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in sculptures. Mr. Yost sculptures display both artistic and a creative display of technical skills
The campus is open 7 days a week and a self-guided tour is available for visitors.
Sculptures are for sale. Patrons interested in purchase or commissioning Mr. Yost’s work can contact Morrison Tech 815-772-7218
Steel, powder coat paint, $14,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
APPARITIONS WON, THE LAST ONE #2
Stainless Steel, $16,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
APPARITION INDECISION #3
Steel, powder coat paint, $8,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
APPARITION INTRUSION #4
Aluminum, powder coat paint, $10,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
BI-POLAR APPARITION ATTACK #5
Stainless Steel, Sculpture may be mounted on either “pole”, $12,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
CONSTELLATION CORNER WITH INTERGALLACTIC PIPES #6
Steel, Stainless Steel, powder coat paint, Solar lighted, $10,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
PIPE TRAPPED APPARITIONS, CUT US LOOSE #7
- Aluminum, $15,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
Steel, Stainless Steel, copper, $10,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
PIPE BASKETS #9
Stainless Steel, Steel, $8,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
WINDY CITY WINDSOCK, STEALTH DRONE #10
Aluminum, Steel, $15,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
CHANGEABLE WALL SCULPTURE KIT # 11
Aluminum, Wall Mounted, $8,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
BREAKFAST WITH PIPES #12
Stainless Steel, Wall Mounted, $8,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
MACHINE PART WITH PIPES # 13
Aluminum, Steel, Wall Mounted, $8,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
ROCKIN’ DIATONIC # 14
Stainless Steel, powder coat paint, kinetic, $5,500, Charles Yost, Sculptor
Bored and Stroked Model # 15
Stainless Steel, kinetic, $650, Charles Yost, Sculptor