Blaam O is a metallic sculpture at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. The sculptor is John Adduci. (Lincoln Park Zoo is at 2001 N. Clark Street in Chicago, Ill.)
This metallic, shiny, aluminum sculpture is within 200 feet of the zoo’s, eastern gate. The eastern gate permits entrances and exits onto Cannon Drive. A sculpture (probably wooden) representing some of the zoo’s residents is atop this gate.
Blaam O has curves and angles. The centerpiece resembles an English “O” or zero, and it is wedged between two, upper pieces and one, bottom piece. This art’s weight is not indicated, but if it fell upon your head, a bystander might say, “Blaam, oh!”
Blaam O is eight-10 feet high. Its width is four-five feet. Most of this sculpture rests upon a metallic plinth (When looking at this sculpture’s front, you will see that the right, bottom edge is not attached to the plinth.) which is probably stainless steel or iron. (Plinths must be heavier and denser to support such structures as this sculpture. That is to say iron has a density of 7.86 g/cm3 compared to aluminum’s density of 2.702 gm/cm3.)
Blaam O faces west, but the center “O” faces southwest. (The zoo’s Lion House is southwest from there. North Stockton Drive is the closest, western thoroughfare.)
West Fullerton Parkway borders Lincoln Park Zoo on its northern side. (Within a few feet of the zoo’s, northwestern entrance is Lincoln Park Conservatory which has many, artistic plants.) Quick access to the zoo is via North Lake Shore Drive. Visitors should exit at Fullerton Parkway.