Always Excelling, 1985
University of Chicago
Near the Smart Museum of Art
5550 South Greenwood Avenue
This stainless steel sculpture was a gift from the University of the Aegean and the University of Cyprus, made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Rodi Karkazis and the United Hellenic American Congress in honor of the University of Chicago Centennial in 1992. The title is a quote from Homer’s Iliad and a reference to the enduring Hellenic spirit.
Calaboyias, who grew up in a Greek household in post-World War II America, often combines mythological or cultural references from his Greek heritage as well as the abstract forms and industrial materials characteristic of mid-century American sculpture.