Chilly Philly Love

“The more an empty writer perseveres plowing through barren fields, the closer he is getting to the good stuff.” – jb

The LOVE ice sculpture mirrors the original creation by sculpture Robert Indiana. Artist Peter Slavin helped Fear No Ice with the sculpture as part of a Valentines Day exhibit on Germantown Avenue in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia.


JFK Plaza at 17th and Market Streets is nicknamed LOVE Park after the sculpture by Robert Indiana who produced the original image in 1965 and created the sculpture in 1970. The image was used for an 8¢US Postal Stamp in 1973, and became the basis for other creative variations translated in many languages. Facing the LOVE sculpture from the City Hall side of the plaza offers a dramatic view of the foot of Benjamin Franklin Parkway with the Philadelphia Museum of Art as a backdrop.Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 10.51.05 PM


About Jim Brennan

Jim is a Philadelphia-based writer, author, poet and editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.
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