Looking forward to this Saturday's pop-up art show with a group of 12 North Shore artists working in various media.
Inspired by the Evanston location--and the awesome brick walls of the warehouse--I'm showing pieces from the series View.
In View, I explore the rhythm and spare beauty of urbanscapes. Power lines create criss-crossed frames of sky and the architectural elements of familiar Evanston facades offer variation in line and form.
Living in urban settings requires new ways of seeing beauty and staying connected to nature. While nature gives us a perfect balance of repetition and variation, the built world can read as a highly repetitive sequence of precision architectural materials and chaotic transitions. Discovering points of intersection between the built and natural world is a strategy for thriving on our ‘artificial turf.’