- Title: Symbiotic Sojourn
- Artist: Jeff Adams
- Location: Van Buren Ave. and Main St. behind the Prominade
- Medium: Relief
- Installation Date: 2003
- Description: Relief dedicated to recycling and conservation. This bronze statue was inspired by Barbara Ashley Sielaff who founded the Naperville Area Recycling Center in 1973.
- Plaque Text: Prompted by the visionary activism of Barbara Ashley Sielaff, Naperville became a national leader in recycling with the establishment of the Naperville Area Recycling Center in 1973. In this bronze sculpture, the background represents commonly recycled materials. Sheltered by these materials, a spirit of the earth figure emerges. Water flows from her hand into the pool. The young boy who is pulling the wagon represents the humble beginnings of recycling -- collection of cans. The young girl show the relationship we need to have with the earth, which is beginning to fracture. The girl holds the planet together, showing the symbiotic relationship we have with the earth and how conservation is an important part of that relationship.
- Plaque Courtesy Of: Dwight and Ruth Yackley