Works in Progress …
This blog page is home to experimentations that haven’t yet formed into cohesive projects. Here, you will also find finished artworks that were created outside of the typical stream of my practice, such as commissions. Thanks for visiting!
I recently began to explore printmaking. Hyde Park Art Center’s Center Program provided a setting to smash my comfort zone. This highly technical language still eludes me; nothing turns out as planned. But Liz Borne and Gabe Hoare, of HoofPrint are inspired mentors!
Winter Burst the Steam Pipe! A flag commissioned by Roman Susan’s Woman’s Club. Flown at the Terrain Biennial 2019, it was originally created for the Winter Solstice, 2018-19. Woman’s Club installs artist-made flags at 7077 North Ashland Boulevard, the former location of the Rogers Park Woman’s Club. Exploring ideas around social work, community engagement, public welfare, literacy, migration, and gender, Woman’s Club celebrates area residents, past and present. This series is a collaborative initiative in partnership with The Cuckoo’s Theater Project.
The winter flag Winter Burst the Steam Pipe! highlights the particular challenge of Chicago’s wintertime climate for the aging buildings of our neighborhood, and the difficulties faced by new arrivals to the city unprepared for the harsh conditions. The flag honors the activism of the Rogers Park Woman’s Club for its contributions to community welfare. The original settlers’ village of Rogers Park was incorporated in 1873, joining Chicago in 1893 – two years after the founding of RPWC. Throughout the community’s history, Rogers Park has been the home to thriving organizations that welcome immigrants and refugees.