New Riverwalk sculpture celebrates life

Tue May 7, 2019

BATAVIA, IL – The Batavia Riverwalk is home to a new bronze sculpture “From the Water Comes My Bounty,” erected on the south side of Depot Pond.

Created by nationally known American sculptor and local Saint Charles artist, Ray Kobald. It was purchased and donated by Buzz Miller in honor of his late wife, Linnea Miller. Linnea was not only a wife, mother, grandmother, but she was an active member of the Batavia community having been a Batavia Alderwoman, Preservation Partners honoree, Friend of the Fox River, and an advocate for the Batavia Riverwalk.  

The sculpture portrays a young fisherman with his largest catch of the day, mounted on his head, on display for all to see. It “carries the worthiness and power of a helmet or the headdress of nobility” and depicts “the generosity of the life-giving water to all things.”

The sculpture is one of many Batavia Riverwalk public art pieces and the public is highly encouraged to check out the beautiful new addition.

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