Ridgefield Park's first public art project was Aeon. Designed by former resident Sung Ho Choi and carved by long time resident George Cooke. Aeon was carved out of a 3,600 pound block of limestone.
Aeon was inspired by the Joseon dynasty Korean painting, “Sip Jang Saeng Do” which depicted ten symbols of longevity: sun, mountain, rock, cloud, water, pine tree, white crane, deer, turtle and blocho (mythical mushroom of immortality). Living a healthy and long life with happiness has been a universal desire for all since the beginning of human existence.