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Snow Scenes at City

For the past couple of weeks, students at City Elementary have been working on snowy scenes.  Inspired by the recent snow falls we’ve had in Chicago and some wonderful picture … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · 5 Comments

Still Life and Poem

  I am here for your consumption Take note where you’ve placed me Before you devour or worse forget you once looked upon me with delight.        

December 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Divine Guardian

A sculptural behemoth of a winged figure awaits visitors at the Oriental Institute. Carved from a single piece of stone, this colossal statue depicts the strong musculature of a bull’s … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Colorful Delights

A blanket of cold and gray has enveloped Chicago almost every day during the month of January. So imagine the bright surprise that greets me and Samuel when we enter … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Invisible Thread

In my recent blog, I suggested that artists present us, the viewer, with an invisible thread with which we can utilize to connect with our own personal stories.  A current … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Unravelling: Beams of Hope

Since my family’s move to Chicago, I have been waking up next to a fine work of art titled, “Unravelling.” Its purpose and function varies from aesthetic prop to personal … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Courtyard of One’s Own

As a young girl, I had unique access to my godmother’s open-air courtyard. It was one of my most cherished hiding places. Surrounded by marble balustrades, pebbles placed in between … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

A Vast Indoor Space, Dia: Beacon

During spring break, Samuel and I trudged through Dia: Beacon, located off Route 9D approximately 60 miles north of Manhattan. Housed in what once was a Nabisco box-printing factory built … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Laughter in Place of Words

Samuel waited patiently as I prepared our back-pack for the trek through Storm King Art Center. As soon as I unstrapped his car seat and made our way to the … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · 7 Comments

Threads of Commonality

“Our commonalities may be as thick as a knot or thin as a string. As individuals we are strands; as a community we are interwoven. Both can be broken or … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 5 Comments