Sharing the Load

Sharing the Load
Artist Dan Leonhardt
Year 1996
Type mixed media
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°04′15″N 87°54′03″W / 43.070955°N 87.900783°W / 43.070955; -87.900783Coordinates: 43°04′15″N 87°54′03″W / 43.070955°N 87.900783°W / 43.070955; -87.900783

Sharing The Load is a public artwork by American artist Dan Leonhardt, located in the Riverwest neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Its similarity to the logo of hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, has led residents of the neighborhood to refer to the park it rests in as Wu-Tang Park. The sculpture is made of steel and stone and was installed by the artist in 1996.[1]


Sharing The Load consists of two large symmetrical steel sections that are welded together at the base. A thick chain joins the sections together. The chain is also woven around two rocks. The steel sections appear to be holding the rocks up. An inscription that reads "SHARING THE LOAD" is welded on in all capital letters. The steel is the color of rust. The chain is a dark grey. The rocks are tan and beige.


Dan Leonhardt earned his B.A. at Illinois Wesleyan University in 1993. He then earned his M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1996.[1]


  1. 1 2 Wolfe, Abigail M. (September 2002). "A Conversation with Dan Leonhardt, Sculptor". Riverwest Currents. Retrieved 29 December 2011.

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