I often notice compositions when I'm out running. A moving attentional frame finds a set of lines, an organic form or a repetitive pattern--discovering moments of aesthetic order in the urban environment. While nature maintains a perfect balance between repetition and variation, the built world can read as a highly repetitive sequence of hard material elements and chaotic transitions.
In View, I explore the rhythm and spare beauty of urbanscapes. Power lines criss-crossing the sky and architectural elements of building facades offer variation in line and form. Living in urban settings requires new ways of finding beauty and staying connected to nature.
View started with this crop from an image taken on the alley at Greenleaf and Chicago in Evanston.
I'm participating in the Open Studios Evanston event again this fall as part of October Humanities Month. The inaugural Open Studios Evanston in June was a great event, connecting me with many new art collectors and neighbors. I'll be showing new work in the View series, along with many other studio experiments, prototypes and art pieces. Hope you'll get out and explore the 100+ artist studios+galleries +performances spaces participating on Oct 11th.