An exhibit of all artists participating in this year's Open Studios Evanston gave me the opportunity to explore the first of the Proust project concepts at larger scale. At 24"x36", Encode was originally developed as a visual concept for the Proustian concept "mind as flourishing garden." Aesthetics of the built world (line, repetition, symmetry) inform a graphic living wall which thrives and flourishes with information, structural and functional elements. A grayscale glass palette is punctuated by vibrant color to echo the role of nature as an alerter within the urbanscape. Encode can be seen in the Made in Evanston show opening at the Noyes Street Cultural Center on Thursday June 4th at 6-9pm with the show continuing through July 5th.